- BS Geological Engineering 1957
Jim began his career in 1957 as a geologist at US Steel in Hibbing, Minnesota. Four years later, he began a 33 year career with Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company rising through the ranks from geologist to operating engineer, pit superintendent, plant superintendent, and finally, general manager. During his tenure, he worked at the Humboldt, Republic, Tilden, and Empire Mines.
Currently, Jim is a self-employed senior consultant. Jim is very active in the community. He is an active member in his church; a former member and past President of the Ely Township Board of Education; former member and past President of NICE Community Schools Board of Education; member of the Board of Directors of the NICE Community Schools Scholarship Foundation; member of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Site Advisory Council for Alger and Marquette Counites; volunteer in the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Positive Youth Initiatives Program in West Marquette County; member of the Groundwater Advisory Committee, GEM project, Marquette County Health Department; member Greater Ishpeming and Marquette County Commissions on Aging; and member and past chairman of the Upper Peninsula Section of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. Jim received his BS in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1957.
From 1996 Induction to the Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences Academy