President and co-founder of the international nonprofit Event Safety Alliance, Jim has been advocating policy development for safety in live events since the organisation’s inception in 2012.
A 37-year veteran of the arts and entertainment profession, Jim has been an industry leader for much of his career. A four-time recipient of the Top Dog Production Manager of the Year award, as well as recipient of the Parnelli Award for Production Manager of the Year and recipient of the Live Design award for keeping the industry safe, Jim is also active on the board of the Behind the Scenes Foundation working to promote wide adoption of Mental Health First Aid training across the industry. He is actively developing education tracts with a goal to improve the voyage from apprentice to journeyman within the live event industry.
Jim’s work as production manager, major events producer and project manager has had him working directly with artists as diverse as Linkin Park, Enrique Iglesias, Meghan Trainor, the Backstreet Boys, Blues Traveler, and the Bolshoi Ballet. Most recently Jim was on the executive leadership team for Saudi Arabia’s first ever 3-day international festival in 2018 (and the following year) and the delivery of the Dakar Rally concert event in 2020.