Last week Kevin Welsh introduced us to new member James Reed.  James is a lifelong entrepreneur and advocate for emerging business enterprises. Starting young on the family sod farm south of Kansas City, he has a diverse business background from owning a heavy-duty truck dealership with his mother to implementing rail asset utilization and recycling programs as a contractor for Union Pacific. His wife Sharla is a Nebraska native, and they moved to Omaha 6-years ago with their young son.  James currently serves on the board of The Studios Inc, an arts non-profit in KC, and is the Manager of Business Development for American Express providing membership strategies to Nebraska business owners. He is an Eagle Scout and personal interests include soccer/swim dad activities, dirt biking, and travel.  
Welcome, James!