Director of Development, College of Business

Year Started at JMU: 2009

grimmdl@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education
  • 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
Professional Background
  • Research Fellow, 2004-2006: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.
  • Research Fellow, 2003: Mid-Atlantic Medical Services Inc.
  • Research Assistant, 1997: Bank of America, Department of Economic and Financial Research
Positions Held
  • James Madison University, Director of Development, College of Arts and Letters, 2009-2013.
  • Long John Silver’s Restaurants, owner, operator, 1978-2008.
Awards and Recognitions
  • 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.
Service
  • 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.

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