Jim actually had two successful careers in business. His first nineteen year career was with IBM in the Data Processing Division, serving in management positions in Little Rock, Springfield, Illinois, Topeka, Kansas, and St. Louis. As an added bonus, he got a chance to meet Mr. Sam Walton and work with him on the decision to install Wal-Mart’s first computer in the late 1960′s. Changing careers, Jim then joined a small management consulting company in 1980 and served in several capacities leading to the role of Executive Vice-President and member of the Board of Directors as the firm grew 20 fold over 15 years. Since retiring to North Carolina, he has devoted most of his volunteer time to Trout Unlimited working toward the preservation of the beautiful mountain streams. He currently is a member of the Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering, a charter member of the Arkansas Academy of Computing, and recently a member of the University of Arkansas Board of Advisors.