Jim Kallaher, Board Member, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his family introduced him to most aspects of art. His uncle was the Director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Museum, and his family has been a contributor to the Cincinnati Orchestra and Cincinnati Ballet for his entire life.
Since moving to Tampa, Jim’s involvement in the arts has included six years on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Public Art Committee. He sat on the Chair for three years, and in that time, he assisted in ushering in many area projects, including a stained glass mosaic mural of the USS Tampa located on the side of the Tampa Bay History Center and The Form of Wander, a sculpture inspired by an oak tree canopy, located on the dock at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.
Jim joined the LEC Board of Trustees in 2010 and has since supported the LEC’s mission to help Tampa community adults fulfill their lifelong creative potential and maintain longer sustainable brain function through artistic output. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees for over a decade and this will be his fourth year as Chair. He is proud to serve an organization that uses art classes, gentle exercise like tai chi, stimulating games like mah-jongg, and more to support the cognitive elasticity of brain function in seniors who, otherwise, may not have had the opportunity.
Jim holds a degree in Business from Hillsborough Community College and a degree in Computer Networking from ITT Technical Institute. He has worked as the Senior Coordinator and Small Business Account Manager at Capital One since 2012. He is also the founder and owner of Jeep Patrol, an organization and online platform for the off-road community.