President/Chief Executive Officer
With more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Jim was named VBA’s President/CEO in April 2014. Jim joined VBA as a board member in March 2011, serving as chairperson of the audit/finance committee. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in March 2013.
Jim received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University. Prior to joining VBA, Jim served as vice president, eligibility systems for CoreSource, a national third-party administrator.
He has extensive knowledge of the insurance business, having worked in almost every aspect of the industry. He holds a CPCU certification and spent time as an adjunct insurance professor at Millersville University and Georgia State University.
As the President/CEO, Jim is responsible for exploring expansion opportunities and executive oversight. He has worked diligently to solidify a dental partnership, update internal systems and expand our marketing efforts. Jim is an active board member for the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP).
Jim was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Doris relocated to Pittsburgh several years ago and enjoy getting to know the area. Jim likes to volunteer and spend time with his two sons.