TEAM / Advisors
Organizational Consultant, DRIVE
Board Member, NIKE Playground Elite,
President/CEO, Logistics Management, Inc
“Having known DRIVE’s founders, Mike and Steve, I was always impressed with their commitment and dedication not only to improving the athletic skills of the youth that they worked with, but more importantly to teaching the life lessons of character, discipline, and dedication that they have made an integral part of their work with young athletes. When they explained their vision of DRIVE and offered me the opportunity to become involved, I was honored.
I hope my contribution will come from using my over 40 years of experience as an educator, entrepreneur, and businessman to help spread their vision. My skill set of working with youth in educational, business, and sports environments gives me a unique perspective that will be valuable in this type of non-profit endeavor.
As an ex-educator and businessmen I hope to help make DRIVE help Milwaukee, and beyond, see the power of discipline and hope. I’m concerned about the lack of hope that exists with inner-city youths and hope to translate my passion into a message that will resonate throughout the area.”
Jim has been involved in athletics since a young age. He is a graduate of Milwaukee Pius IX High School, where he participated in both football and basketball, and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where he holds an undergraduate degree in Education with a Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration.
An avid sports fanatic and youth advocate, Jim is a former elementary school teacher.“I loved education, but I always had a bit of an entrepreneurial, risk-taker personality.” He founded the Pius IX Junior Popes Football program and is a board member of Nike-sponsored Playground Elite Basketball.
Jim’s entrepreneurial spirit has led him to found two transportation and logistics companies, which have succeeded on the basis of innovation and quality. With his extensive experience in organizational management and leadership, he is a great fit in his role as an advisor.
Member, Milwaukee Athletic Club, Tripoli Country Club
Charities, American Cancer Society and Cystic Fibrosis