Jim is senior vice president, responsible for leading the Company’s investor relations, media relations, issues management, corporate partnerships and community relations activities, a position he has held since June 2008.

He began his career at ScottsMiracle-Gro in 2001 as director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.

Prior to joining ScottsMiracle-Gro, Jim was vice president, Investor Relations, with the consulting firm of Edward Howard & Co., in Cleveland; manager of Investor and Media Relations, at American Greetings Corp., Cleveland; and a business journalist in Phoenix, Atlanta and Cleveland.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MBA degree at Kent State University, where he is on the Board of Advisors of the university’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Jim’s favorite ScottsMiracle-Gro product is Miracle-Gro plant food in the 5-pound cardboard box. “My mother had a beautiful rose garden when we were kids and I can still see the box of Miracle-Gro sitting on the shelf in the garage.”