Green Festival Speakers
Jim is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Blue Ridge Produce, an aggregator of Virginia grown fruits and vegetables for sale to wholesale buyers in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, Customers include supermarkets, food service companies and regional distributors. He is the founder and Chairman of a family investment firm based in Washington D.C. where he has worked for the last 30 years. The firm has a highly diversified investment base in stocks, bonds, real estate, private equity and venture capital. The firm also manages tax and estate planning for the family. He has been involved in every aspect of the business and its investments. Jim is the developer of Belmont Bay, a mixed-use, pedestrian friendly community on the Occoquan River near Woodbridge, Virginia and is finalizing plans for a village development at the north end of Culpeper County, Virginia. Jim is a member of the Congress of New Urbanism and Social Venture Network. His wide- ranging interests have led him to serve as Chairman of Dance Place and DC Greenworks, as a Board member at Triskeles Foundation and Pathfinder International.