Jim Arnold

SENIOR PARTNER & COO

"Be responsible, respect diversity, keep it on the level, don’t make excuses, don’t assume."

Background

Business guy – strategic planning, operations, finance, performance management.

First Job

Cleaning vacant apartments (not fun).

Career Highlights

Working to build three of the best communication firms ever, about to help build the most exciting firm yet!

Guiding Principles

Be responsible, respect diversity, keep it on the level, don’t make excuses, don’t assume.

Inspiration

My mom, she had polio as a kid, raised 9 kids, went back to school at 45 and got her masters in prenatal care. A tough woman, full of love, who had all the time in the world for anybody who was willing to make an effort.

Giving Back

Working in the local community through active involvement in Doorways for Women and Families and Aspire! After-school Learning in Arlington – the power of making a lasting change in people’s lives.

Perfect Day

Taking a long walk with my wife Susan, and our dog, Bonny. Followed by firing up the Big Green Egg, grilling some good stuff and enjoying a Sunday dinner with our kids Matthew & Isabel and friends, filled with good eating and lots of laughter.

Favorite Sport/sports Team

Converted to the Washington Nationals in 2014, not looking back – World Series or bust in 2018!

College

Oregon State University, Corvallis

Favorite Designer

Jonathan Ivie, Apple Computers