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corporate financial executive

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.


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


Student, Huron (South Dakot) College, 1954-1956;student, University Nebraska, 1956-1957;Bachelor of Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1960.


Manager, Belleville (Kansas) Chamber of Commerce, 1960-1961;Manager, Concordia (Kansas) Chamber of Commerce, 1961-1962;assistant chief, Division Nebraska Resources, 1962-1965;director, South Dakot Industrial Development Expansion Agency, 1965-1967;director, Nebraska Department Economics Development, 1967-1971;secretary, Nebraska Resources Foundation, 1967-1971;executive director, Omaha Economics 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;president, chief Executive officer, Metrovision Foundationpresident, chief Executive officer, Economics Development Council Metro, New Orleansretired, 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 Economics Development Advisory Council, 1979-1981.


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


Married Dorothy Lou Gillette, April 1, 1961. Children– Steven James, David Walter, Melody Anne, Andrew Scott.

Sherman William Monroe

Frances (Burnett) Monroe

Dorothy Lou Gillette

Steven James Monroe

David Walter Monroe

Melody Anne Monroe

Andrew Scott Monroe