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James Thomas Grimaldi

Investment fund executive

James Thomas Grimaldi, American private investor. Chartered Life Underwriter, 1964. Recipient Special Tribute as Outstanding Citizen, State of Michigan, 1974.


Grimaldi, James Thomas was born on December 8, 1928 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of Anthony and Helen (Bernatt) Grimaldi.


Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1951;Master of Business Administration, Columbia University, 1955.


Branch accountant, Watson-Flagg Engineering Company, Paterson, New Jersey, 1953-1956;from agent to senior assistant district manager, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Paterson, Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1956-1961;regional agency director, assistant vice president, American Amicable Life Insurance Company, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1961-1966;vice president marketing, Inland Life Insurance Company, Chicago, 1966-1969;executive vice president, Peoples Home Life Insurance Company Indiana, 1969-1971;executive vice president, Federal Life & Casualty Company, Battle Creek, 1970-1971;president, chief Executive officer, also director, Peoples Home Life Insurance Company of Indiana, 1971-1974;president, Chief Executive Officer, board directors, Federal Life & Casualty Company, 1971-1974;president, Chief Executive Officer, board directors, Keystone Company, Boston, 1974-1976;president, Chief Executive Officer, board directors, Cornerstone Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Boston, 1974-1976;executive vice president sales, Keystone Custodian Funds, Inc., Boston, 1974-1976;engaged in private investments, since 1976. Member of faculty De Paul University, Chicago, 1969.


  • Chartered Life Underwriter, 1964.


1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Board directors, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, 1972-1974. Trustee, Community Hospital Association, Battlecreek, Michigan 1971-1974.

Member Sales Marketing Executives International, American Society Chartered Life Underwriter, National Association Life Underwriters, American Marketing Association, Association Individual Investors, Life Association Michigan (president 1973, executive committee), National Association Security Dealers, Academy Political Science, University Pennsylvania Alumni Association, Columbia University Alumni Association.


Married Norma Miriello, June 17, 1951. Children: Patricia Ann, Pamela Gay, Donna Lynne.

Anthony Grimaldi

Helen (Bernatt) Grimaldi

Norma Miriello

Patricia Ann Grimaldi

Pamela Gay Grimaldi

Donna Lynne Grimaldi