James G. Gilmore
Interim Executive Director
Jim is the Founder and CEO of Leadership Transition Services, a firm that provides interim leadership for small non-profits.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University, majoring in Political Science. Most recently he earned an Executive Certificate in Non Profit Leadership and Management from the Mendoza School of Business at The University of Notre Dame.

Jim provided interim leadership services in early 2017 as the Interim Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition in Lansing, Michigan. He encouraged staff, organized operations, set the stage for upcoming fundraisers and reduced expenses while maintaining critical services.

Additionally, he has 40 years experience in the insurance industry in:

• Underwriting, marketing, process analysis, team leadership and management with a number of large insurance companies.
• Leadership, sales, management and ownership in the insurance agency segment of the business.

Much of Jim’s passion and interest in changing lives through non-profit leadership comes from his extensive experiences with Rotary International. He is a past President of the Brighton Rotary Club and served as the Charter President of the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club. In addition he served as the Chair of the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Foundation.

Jim has served Rotary International at the District level (SE Michigan and SW Ontario) as Membership Chair, Assistant Governor, Vice Governor and District Governor. He currently serves as New Club Advisor and on the District Governor Nominating Committee. He was Convener of the RI Zone 29 RI Director Selection Committee (2017) and member of the same Committee for RI Zone 28 (2018). He has been instrumental in the chartering of seven new Rotary Clubs in SE Michigan since 2004.

He has been the keynote speaker at Rotary meetings and events throughout SE Michigan and SW Ontario on the values of Rotary and Rotary Membership.

Jim resides in Hamburg Township, Michigan with his wife of 41 years, Anne.