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Information systems executive , business consultant

James Arthur Chism, information systems executive, business consultant. award, 1994); award 1975, Achievement award 1977, cert; award 1986, 25 Yrs; award 1988, 30 Yr; award 1994), Disting.


Chism, James Arthur was born on March 6, 1933 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of William Thompson and Arema Eloise (Chadwick) C. Bachelor of Arts, DePauw University, 1957.


AB, DePauw University, 1957. Master of Business Administration, Indiana University, 1959. Postgraduate international finance program, University Pennsylvania, 1984.

Postgraduate senior executive development program, University Notre Dame, 1988.


Management engineer consumer and industrial products division Uniroyal, Inc., Mishawaka, Indiana, New York City, 1959-1961, senior management engineer, office manager, 1961-1963. System analyst Miles, Inc. (name now Bayer Corporation), Elkhart, Indiana, 1963-1964, senior system analyst, 1965-1969, project manager distribution/logistics system, 1969-1971, manager system programming for corporation finance and administrative departments, 1971-1973, manager administrative system and corporation staff services, 1973-1975, group manager consumer products group system and programming, 1975-1979.

Director corporation organizational analysts, administration and staff services Berkeley, California, Elkhart, Indiana, London, Toronto, Cutter/Miles, 1979-1981. Director advanced office system and corporation administration, 1982-1984. Director advanced office system International Management Information System and Administration, 1984-1985, director advanced office system, training, and administration, 1985-1987.

Executive director finance and administrative services North America Information Systems and Logistics, 1991-1992. Chief Financial Officer North America Information Systems, 1992-1995. Senior partner Heartland Consulting Group, from 1995.


Board directors United Way Elkhart County, 1974-1978, 91-94, Arts Indiana Inc. State Council, member advisory board, since 1995. Board directors Indiana Colleges of Indiana Foundation, 1986-1996, development communications, 1992-1996.

Board directors Snite Museum Art University Notre Dame, since 1990, vice president, 1993-1994, president, 1994-1996, president emeritus museum, since 1997. Alliance Roundtable member Art Institute Chicago, since 1970 (Indiana Governors award 1994). Member Council of Sagamores of Wabash, since 1993.

Member Episcopal Cathedral of St. James, South Bend, Indiana With Army of the United States, 1954-1956. Member Northern Indiana History Society (life, chairman finance committee), Common Dataprocessing Association, Association system Management (chapter, president 1969-1970, division director 1972-1977, international director 1978-1980, Merit award 1975, Achievement award 1977, certified system professional 1984, Distinguished Service award 1986, 25 Years Leadership award 1988, 30 Year Commendation award 1994), Distinguished Dean's Associates of Indiana University Kelley School Business Bloomington (computer information system advisory council since 1980), Indiana University Alumni Association (life), Well House Society, Association Internal Management Consultant (executive committee, board directors, vice president), Finance Executives Institute, Economic Club Chicago, National Association Business Economics, DePauw University Alumni Association (President's Circuit, regents program 1989, national annual fund executive committee since 1990, board fraternity affairs 1987-1989, board visitors 1990-1993, alumni association board directors 1994-2000), Washington C. DePauw Society (executive committee since 1993), DePauw Deke Realty Association (past president 1988-1993), Society Information Management, Morris Park Country Club (South Bend, Indiana), University Club (Notre Dame, Indiana), Yale Club (New York City), Indiana Society Chicago Club, Deke Club (New York City), Delta Kappa Epsilon, Deke Club of New York City, Sigma Delta Chi, Sigma Iota Epsilon, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Alpha Iota Delta.


William Thompson Bachelor of Arts

Arema Eloise (Chadwick) C. Bachelor of Arts