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David Grimm
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David GrimmDirector of Development, JMU College of Business  

Started at JMU: 2009


B. S., James Madison University, Political Science, International Relations, 1974

Professional Interests:

Nonprofit Management, Fundraising, Entrepreneurship, Higher Education, Leadership Development

Personal Interests:

Travel, history, politics

Positions Held:

James Madison University, Director of Development, College of Arts and Letters, 2009-2013.

Long John Silver’s Restaurants, owner, operator, 1978-2008.

LJS International Franchise Advisory Board (Chair of Operations Committee), 1994-2002.

National Restaurant Association, Virginia President, 1999.

Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association Board of Directors (Past Chairman), 1982-Present.

Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association Education Foundation(Past President), 2008-Present.

United Methodist Family Services Board of Directors (Past Chairman), 1996-Present.

James Madison University Alumni Board of Directors, 1996-2002.

James Madison University Duke Club Board of Directors 1995-1999.

James Madison University Parents Council, 2006-2010.

James Madison University Hospitality School Advisory Council, 2001-2009.

Tidewater Community College Hospitality and Culinary Arts Advisory Board, 2000-2008.

American Heart Association, Chesapeake Division (Past Chairman), 1992-1996.

Equitable Compensation Commission, United Methodist Church, 2004-2012.

Valley Mission Board of Directors (Past Vice Chairman), 2009-2013.

Norfolk Sports Club Foundation Board of Directors, 2000-2006.

ESPN Radio, Co-Host, Sports Talk, Tidewater Virginia, 1998-2006.

Chesapeake Crime Line Board of Directors, 1996-2000.

Chesapeake Little League, Girls Softball Coach, 1990-1998.

United Methodist Church, Virginia Conference Delegate, 1992-Present.

United Methodist Church, Certified Lay Speaker.

Kiwanis International (Past member).

Ruritan National, 1982-Present.

James Madison University, Inez Graybeal Roop Distinguished Alumni Service Award, 2005.

James Madison University, Be the Change, 2007.

James Madison University, Duke Club President of the Year, 2001.

James Madison University Athletics, Softball Field, 2002.

Long John Silver’s Restaurants, Franchisee of the Year, 1996.

Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association, Leader of the Year, 1998.

National Restaurant Association, Leadership Award, 2003.

Ruritan of the Year, 1984, 1988, 2011.