As national counsel for a company James worked for as Vice President, he and I worked intimately on current legal matters and other legal obstacles effecting his company and the industry as a whole. James consistently made the correct decisions after thoughtful and detailed consideration. Acting as VP, James was always willing to listen to his subordinates, keeping in mind the larger picture. On several occasions, James was able to resolve disputes involving companies all over the country crossing diverse economic and socialogical barriers. I would personally recommend James for any Board position and feel tremendously confident that James would be a phenomenal asset to any Company, large or small.