James C. “Jim” Shields

James C. “Jim” Shields,

Membership Director

Expertise in Retail & Wholesale Network Development; International & domestic markets. University of Iowa BA in Economics and Marketing Communications.  Post-graduate Studies at University of Chicago, UMKC, and University of Indiana.  Served US Army; military occupation specialty in heavy equipment and combat communications.  International assignment with Fortune 50 company in Russia.  Follow-on engagements in five other Countries in western & southeastern Europe.  CEO & Managing Partner, J. Crawford Associates, Inc.

Civic, Community, & Volunteer Service:

2016 – present    Associate Treasurer, Hope United Presbyterian Church
2015 –  present   Vice President, Sigma Chi Alumni; Fort Myers Chapter
2012 – present    Founder & Co-chair “Breaking Par for Junior Achievement” Charity Golf Tournament
2007 – 2010        member, Board of Guardians;  United Way Russia
2005 – 2010        member, University Council;  American University (Sofia, Bulgaria)
2003 – 2005        member, Board of Directors; United Way Russia (Moscow, Russia)
2001 –  2005        member, Board of Trustees; American University (Blagoevgrad, BG)
1995 –  1997        member, Board of Directors,  Fulbright Scholarship Commission (Sofia, BG)