While earning a BA in Political Science and Speech Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jim got his first taste of campus events and programs as a summer conference assistant. After college, Jim was hired as Program Coordinator to serve summer programs at Duke. Over the years, Jim has been promoted several times and now serves as Director of Conference and Event Services. In his current role, he leads the CES team as they coordinate meetings and large-scale events, run registration services, and host summer programs. Jim is a long time member of Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors-International (ACCED-I) and serves currently as Immediate Past President. He has presented at numerous conferences for ACCED-I and has led peer review audits at other schools for their conference and event operations. He also is a member of the University’s Emergency Management Council and the Special Event Planners Council. Jim’s innovative thinking and institutional knowledge, serve his team and the campus well as he is always the first call when a crisis arises. After over 25 years on the campus, Jim loves that every day is different and all the people he has met along the way.