As a dedicated senior executive in both finance and internal audit, Jimmy has a 20-year track record of proven success in improving operational effectiveness and financial results across multiple industries both public and private. In his 11-year tenure with International Shipholding (ISH), Jimmy served many roles including Director of Internal Audit where he successfully implemented Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. After his time in Internal Audit, Jimmy participated in successfully acquiring a rail repair yard (Frascati Shops) through the ISH subsidiary CG Railway. Jimmy was named Vice President of the new railyard where he completed a turn around and took the facility from near bankruptcy to profitability with one year. After completing the turnaround of Frascati Shops, Jimmy was named to the executive committee for ISH and named Vice President of CG Railway. Finally, he was named Vice President and Treasurer of ISH where he helped successfully navigated the company through a Chapter 11 reorganization and eventual sale in July 2017.
A native of the Gulf Coast, Jimmy grew up and attended high school at Satsuma High School. He then attended the University of South Alabama where he was a member of the golf team. After graduation, he worked in Birmingham for 10 years before returning home to the Gulf Coast. Jimmy now resides in Spanish Fort along with his wife, Lauren and daughters, Allison (16) and Sarah (14) who both attend Bayside Academy in Daphne.