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John James

President, James Group International

John James is president of James Group International. Prior to this role, James served in the U.S. Army as a Ranger qualified aviation officer after graduating from West Point. He served with distinction in Operation Iraqi Freedom where he logged more than 753 combat flight hours, leading two Apache helicopter platoons. He earned a Combat Action Badge and two Air Medals during his service.

After eight years of service to the nation, James was honorably discharged and returned to Michigan to work in the family business, James Group International. In addition to leading the family business, James served on Governor Rick Snyder’s mobility council and Veterans Trust Fund board. He currently serves on Detroit Mayor Duggan’s Workforce Development Council and on the board of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.