As Vice President, Jim has been providing a wide array of global leadership, senior management and related services for the Unity Resources Group based out of Washington, DC since 2008.
With over 25 years of international experience, Jim has served in numerous leadership and executive positions within both the public and private sectors. He has served as the Executive Director for the American-Kuwaiti Alliance, providing all elements of the leadership and management of the organization. Jim was also the senior resident Country Director in Iraq for a large international NGO responsible for providing organizational leadership and the implementation of numerous democratic development programs during the highly volatile period between 2004-2006. Serving as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State for External Affairs and International Trade, and the Minister of Science and Technology, as well as, Executive Assistant to the Canadian Ambassador for International Security and Arms Control gave Jim extensive public and political experience at senior levels in the Canadian Government. These positions along with others gave Jim critical varied and multi-faceted experience in strategic analysis, planning and communication; risk and crisis management; project management in complex environments; public relations and issue management.
Jim is active in a number of organizations including those focused on international security and stability operations. Jim is also a past Senior Associate at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies and continues to sit on numerous boards and advisory councils.
Jim has a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School (US), a Master of Arts (International Security and Conflict), and a Bachelor of Arts (Law and Political Science) both from Canada.