Prior to his retirement, Jim spent most of his career in the resort community development business.Came here in 1991 as CEO of Sandestin and later worked as CEO of St Joe-West Florida and CEO of Crescent Resources –Gulf Coast Division.Previously served as CEO of Amelia Island Plantation and CFO of The Sea Pines Company.Serves currently on the Boards of Caring and Sharing, Point Washington Methodist Church and The Retreat Homeowners Association. Previous Board experience includes Okaloosa-Walton Workforce Development Board,South Walton School Foundation, Walton County Redistricting Committee,Florida Costal Advisory Commission, Florida Growth Management Board And The Association of Florida Community Developers. He also has had Board experience on Banks, Schools and Hospitals. He has an Accounting Degree from Mississippi State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He lives in the Retreat with his wife of 54 years Martha.