Jim has over 45 years of experience in the insurance industry and for 25 years has specialized in the ‘Green Industry’ which includes businesses like landscapers, wholesale growing nurseries, garden centers and arborists. Jim is currently a member of the ILCA (Illinois Landscape Contractors Association) and is a former member and lobbyist for the Illinois Nurserymen Association (now the Illinois Green Industry Association). During his tenure as a lobbyist for the INA Jim travelled to Washington D.C. multiple times and was actually in the White House on September 11, 2001. He also loves volunteering and is very active in his community. Jim has been an election judge for almost 3 decades and actively volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He is also treasurer for Its All About the Kids – a charity that focuses on providing financial support to those families whose children have Pediatric Cancer – as well as a Sunday School teacher. Like many of us, Jim likes spending his time on the golf course or the beach. He’s a firm believer that life will work itself out and if you ever ask Jim how he’s doing, he’ll likely tell you that he ‘woke up on this side of the grass, so today is a good day to have a good day’.