As part of the Communications team, James is responsible for managing online content, maintenance and ongoing development of website features, and application/system integration with the website. He also manages formatting, distribution, and strategic guidance on email communications.
He joined the Foundation in 2011 after three years as Assistant Director of Online Communications for Columbia College Chicago, where he managed an interdepartmental strategy for online communications. Previously, he was Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Columbia, managing development of the college's online community. He has also worked as a design consultant and gallery manager.
James received a Bachelor of Arts in art education and fine art from Bethany College (KS), and a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary art from Columbia College Chicago.
He serves on the Board of the Blue Island Arts Alliance.