is the resident of JNM Enterprises, LLC, a multi‐faceted consulting firm. He also serves as the President of Taylor Engineering, Inc. He has more than 38 years of leadership and management experience, including 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Jim has served in an executive management role for a broad range of engineering projects, providing comprehensive staff and project management, development, and oversight, for public works, coastal, port & harbor, transportation, and environmental projects.
Jim currently serves as an instructor for the ASCE seminar, Leadership Development for the Engineer. Jim established the leadership development program at the Coastal Engineering Research Center at the Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, MS. The laboratory went on to win multiple "lab of the year" awards from the Department of the Army.
In addition, he managed a multi‐million-dollar Research & Development Program while stationed at the US Army Research & Development Center Coastal Engineering Research Center. He served as Director of Public Works, U.S. Army, Japan, as well as the Executive Director of the Seminole County Expressway Authority. Jim is also a certified Diplomate in Coastal Engineering by ASCE's Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers and is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Louisiana. Jim serves as a US Commissioner to PIANC as the President of ASCE/COPRI and as Past Vice Chair of the Leadership & Management Committee for ASCE. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Taylor Engineering Research Institute at the University of North Florida, as a Past Director for the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association(ASBPA). He is on the University of North Florida's Dean's Leadership Council. He is a USACE deFleury Medal winner.
Jim has a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Engineering Degree from the University of Florida. He is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership's Workshop in Organizational Action Program, US Army Command & General Staff College, the Leadership Development for the Engineer Program, the Leadership Dialogue Program, the Advanced Leadership Program, the Leadership Challenge Program, and Leadership Seminole.