As the Director of Strategic Partnerships, James is responsible for all corporate partnership efforts of the organization as well as its consistency across programs.James’ background includes nearly 25 years of advertising and marketing experience, most recently as Senior Vice President, Media at The Advertising Council. In this position he led the media department’s efforts to secure donated media and develop and maintain partnerships with national and local media companies to promote the 50+ campaigns on the Ad Council docket, including IAVA. His experience also includes media and account management agency roles for Fortune 500 accounts with clients from a variety of industries, including technology, global communications, retail, travel, home furnishings and even rocket science and space technology.He is a graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he earned a degree in communications and advertising. He currently teaches an advertising strategy class at Marist and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Communication and the Arts. His post-graduate work includes an Advanced Advertising Strategies Certification from the University of Maryland as well as various program certificates from the American Management Association. James is a proud member of a Navy family as both his father and brother served.