Vice President, Strategic Planning, Smart & Final, Director of Corporate Development, Farmers Brothers Coffee (retired)
[read more]Jim Burge joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2015 after serving on the Finance Committee beginning in October 2014. He played a significant role in facilitating the development of the recently completed Strategic Plan. Jim has extensive experience in corporate planning, financial analysis, business development, and mergers and acquisitions. He worked for Smart & Final for 17 years as Vice President, Strategic Planning, and later served as Director of Corporate Development for Farmer Brothers Coffee. He began his career with Marriott Corporation after receiving an MBA degree from UCLA.
Jim and his wife, Julie, have lived in Santa Barbara since 1990. Their two sons, Andrew and David, grew up in Santa Barbara attending public schools. Jim is currently assisting David and his nephew James with their start-up of Pure Order Brewing, a local craft microbrewery.[/read]