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President | Founder of IAM
As a professional in the marketing and advertising industry since 1988, Jim has a deep understanding of the local, state and regional marketplace and he provides the communication tools and strategies necessary to reach key target audiences with powerful messages carefully designed to get results.
He loves to help people simplify, clarify and amplify their marketing messages so their best customer prospects listen, read, watch and RESPOND in meaningful ways.
Originally from Hopewell, Pennsylvania, Jim is a 39 year resident of Morgantown.
He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Advertising from the Perley Issac Reed School of Journalism in 1988. He has extensive experience in leadership positions with media companies in newspaper (The Dominion Post), television (WBOY – 12NEWS), cable (Rutter Media), direct mail (VALPAK), radio (100.9 FM) and Internet. Jim is 55 years old and is currently active in, and has held leadership positions with the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce (6 year Board Member), PACE Enterprises (Board President 5 years), Rotary Club of Morgantown (Past-President), Mountaineer Chapter BNI (Leadership Team), and the West Virginia Miracle Baseball League (Founding Board member and 16+ year coach).
Jim is also the author of “Marketing Matters” book and the founder and host of Positively West Virginia, a weekly iTunes podcast that highlights business leaders making a positive contribution to West Virginia.
Jim lives in Morgantown with his wife Rebekah Matuga, and has two children Dylan (30 years old) and Jordan (28 years old).
Jim and Rebekah have two Chihuahuas Daisy and Petunia. Jim and Rebekah are active volunteers with Chestnut Ridge Church, Chestnut Mountain Ranch, Rotary International, Miracle League baseball, United Way, and love to spend time in the outdoors traveling, fishing, camping and adventuring. They both have a passion for making West Virginia a better place for all.
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