Jim Page - Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama


Jim Page, President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama on January 1, 2012. He is responsible for management of the professional staff and has oversight of all Chamber programs. Jim serves as lead spokesman for the Chamber on all public policy issues, economic development projects and strategic community initiatives. He represents the Chamber’s interests to the media, community leaders and elected officials as well as through active involvement in local, state and national organizations. Jim works directly with the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, foundation and political action committee.

 

Full Name

 Jim Page

Job Title

 President and Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Current City of Residence?

 Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Family (Names & Ages)? 

 Wife: Sara,   Daughter: Elly (6)

What is your educational background?

 BS in Political Science from the University of North Alabama

Where did you grow up?

 Born in Huntsville, Alabama, then in grade school I moved to a family farm in Grant, Alabama.

What was your first job?

 Had some young person odd jobs, but first real job was working as the sole staff member of a Lucy Baxley campaign as a loaned employee from Fine Geddie and Associates.

Why did you choose your profession?

I was always interested in politics and public policy, then after transitioning into a government relations role within a Chamber, I found out I loved the other aspects of the job.

In 10 years you’ll be?

I don't think about it a whole lot.  I feel like there is a plan for me and I don't want to close the door on anything. My career with the Chamber is an example of that.

What’s the first thing you do when you get to the office?

 Check my email and then get a cup of coffee, really just regular stuff.

What’s a hot topic in your industry?

 With the societal demographics changing, staying relevant and connecting with the newer generation.

What’s the most influential book you’ve read and how did it influence your career?

Its an obvious one, but the Bible.  It addresses and applies to so many different situations in life.  I also really like John Maxwell's leadership books.

#1 item on your bucket list?

 Even though I don't like to fly, I wold like to travel and see the world.

What’s the first website you check in the morning?

 Twitter, since I can check several news sources all at once with it.

If you had to choose another career, what would it be?

 Something in politics, since that was where I started.

What keeps you up at night?

 Having a child and wanting to make sure she has all her needs met...spiritual, physical and emotional.  I'm replaceable in the office, but that little girl only has one daddy.

What’s your favorite local restaurant?

 ***(note) I didn't ask this one since I figured that was a loaded question for Jim :)

What’s your professional sports team?

 New England Patriots, although I'm not a die hard professional sports guy.

 

 

Website:
http://www.tuscaloosachamber.com

Email:

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Phone:
(205) 391-0562

 

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