Jim Patterson, Professional Speaker
Jim is a graduate of University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.
Jim began my career in 1985 with Allstate Insurance Company in Roanoke, Virginia, and has held various positions throughout his career. Jim worked in the Home Office in Chicago for 4 years and managed an Underwriting/Sales Department in New York for 4 years before returning to Roanoke as a Sales Manager.
Jim is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Public Speaking System, a National Sales Education Coach, a Diversity Trainer and Motivational Speaker. Jim co-owns a local Coffee house – Daily Grind, is a member of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Salem/Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce the NAIFA/RAIFA organization and the Orchard Hills Church. Jim has been a Youth Sports coach for the past 15 years, along with the Special Olympics.
Jim resides in Roanoke County with his wife Jeanie and their 7 children, Chelsea, Robby, Kara, Alex, Ryan, Taylor and Rachel.