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James Walter Monroe

James Walter Monroe was American corporate financial executive. Board directors American Economic Development Council, since 1992. Served with Army of the United States, 1957-1959.

Background

  • Monroe, James Walter was born on February 13, 1936 in Fairfax, South Dakota, United States. Son of Sherman William and Frances (Burnett) Monroe.

  • Education

    • Student, Huron College, South Dakota, 1956. Student, University Nebraska, 1957. Bachelor, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1960.

    Career

    • Manager Belleville (Kansas) Chamber of Commerce, 1960-1961, Concordia (Kansas) Chamber of Commerce, 1961-1962. Assistant chief Division Nebraska Resources, 1962-1965. Director South Dakota Industrial Development Expansion Agency, 1965-1967, Nebraska Department Economic Development, 1967-1971.

      Secretary Nebraska Resources Foundation, 1967-1971. Executive director Omaha Economic Development Council, 1971-1976. President Kansas City (Missouri-Kansas) Area Development Council, 1976-1990.

      President, chief executive officer New Orleans and the River Region Chamber of Commerce, 1990-1996, Metrovision Foundation, Economic Development Council Metro, New Orleans. Retired, 1996

      Member American Industrial Development Council, since 1965, chairman certification board, 1981-1982. Secretary labor management council Greater Kansas City, 1979-1990.

      Member executive committee Governor's Economic Development Advisory Council, 1979-1981.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Independent

    Religion

    Denomination: Congregationalist

    Membership

    Board directors American Economic Development Council, since 1992. Served with Army of the United States, 1957-1959.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Lou Gillette, April 1, 1961. Children– Steven James, David Walter, Melody Anne, Andrew Scott.
    • father: Sherman William Monroe
    • mother: Frances (Burnett) Monroe
    • spouse: Dorothy Lou Gillette
    • children: Steven James Monroe
    • David Walter Monroe
    • Melody Anne Monroe
    • Andrew Scott Monroe
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    Born February 13, 1936
    Nationality
    • 1956
      Huron College
    • 1957
      University Nebraska
    • 1960
      Nebraska Wesleyan University
    • 1960 - 1961
      Manager, Belleville (Kansas) C. of C.
    • 1961 - 1962
      Manager, Belleville (Kansas) C. of C.
    • 1962 - 1965
      assistant, chief Division Nebraska Resources
    • 1967 - 1971
      secretary, Nebraska Resources Foundation
    • 1971 - 1976
      executive, director Omaha Economic Development Council
    • 1976 - 1990
      president, Kansas City (Missouri-Kansas) Area Development Council
    • 1990 - 1996
      president, officer New Orleans and the River Region C. of C.
    • 1990 - 1996
      chief executive, officer New Orleans and the River Region C. of C.
    • 1996
      retired
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