Meet Jim

Jim and his wife, Tana (who taught kindergarten in Alpine School District for 27 years and then substituted for another 9 years including Orem Schools SCERA Park, Cascade and Orem Elementary), have resided in Orem since 1984.

They have 3 children (and their spouses) and 11 grandchildren plus 1 great grand-daughter.

Jim is fluent in Spanish, enjoys BYU and UVU sports, the Utah Jazz and has been known to do an occasional DJ gig for local youth dances, weddings and parties.

He and Tana have also enjoyed many opportunities to serve in their church.

Other Community Service

  • Utah State Department of Transportation Commissioner representing Region 3 (Utah, Juab, Wasatch, Duchesne, Uintah and Daggett counties).
  • Utah Valley University Community Advisory Committee.
  • SCERA National Advisory Board
  • Jim and his wife Tana serve on the BYU President’s Leadership Council.
  • Chair, BYU Athletic Leadership Council

Past Community Service

  • Mayor of Orem
  • Orem City Council Member
  • Trustee & Chair, Timpanogos Regional Hospital Board
  • Trustee & Chair, Utah College of Applied Technology
  • Trustee & Chair, Mountainland Applied Technology College
  • Regent, Utah System of Higher Education
  • Board member & Chair, United Way of Utah County
  • Member, Orem Community Block Grant Advisory Committee
  • Member, Orem Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Board Member, Alpine School District Board of Education
  • Board Member, Provo-Orem & Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce