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James has had an extensive career in government relations and has worked collaboratively with many state, local, and federal government leaders for almost two decades, bringing extensive experience on both the private and public sector of law-making. In his previous role as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability (TCAD), he participated in several lectures, public speaking engagements and various legislative taskforces that amplified his network of government connections. James also has experience working as a government relations professional in the private sector for almost three years.


James's Relevant Experience

Government Relations

James began his work in the public sector as a Field Director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the Middle Tennessee region in which he coordinated a canvassing team in several business districts. Since then, James has amplified his experience in the public sector serving as the Field Director for Lt. Gov. Ramsey and a Legislative Liaison for the Tennessee Department of Military. He also worked as the Chief Advisor to House Majority Leader, Rep. William Lamberth in which he collaborated with various executive branch employees ranging from commissioners to legislative liaisons for purposes of shepherding legislation through the legislature and successfully fostered and maintained relationships with members of the Tennessee General Assembly, media, and government relations professionals.

Select Experience:

  • Served as the state representative in coordination with federal efforts organized by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Lead the Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementia Advisory Council – Member of the Pallative Care Taskforce tied to TCAD administratively; served as a member of the Healthcare Facilities Commission

Other Info About James

Work History

Prior Work Experience

Executive Director, Appointed by Governor Lee | Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability (TCAD) – Nashville, Tennessee

Chief Advisor to The House Majority Leader | House Majority Leader, Rep. William Lamberth Nashville, Tennessee

District Director to Congresswoman Diane Black (TN-6) – Middle Tennessee


Law School

Nashville School of Law, J.D., 2012

Graduate School

Western Kentucky University, MPA, Master of Public Administration 2006

Undergraduate School

Western Kentucky University, B.A., Political Science and Criminology, 2005


Bar Memberships

James is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



James is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

District Court of Middle Tennessee

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