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Jim Ashburn

Executive Vice President

Jim began his career at Kimmel & Associates in 1987; he is our most tenured consultant.

An Executive Vice President since 1997, Jim has also been the Senior Leader of the Waste & Recycling Division since 1999.

The waste and recycling industries continue to challenge him to provide his clients with the absolute best corporate officers, regional staff, and field managers.

Jim has been invited to speak at the National Waste Expo Conference, as well as numerous local National Solid Waste Management Association (NSWMA) chapter meetings.

He holds a BA in English from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL.

He and his wife (Hope) have one daughter (Natalie), two sons (Jeremy and Jamie), and many wonderful grandchildren.

We sat down with Jim and asked him the following:

  • What do you like most about working at Kimmel & Associates?
    I enjoy the waste industry and its colorful characters that keep life interesting. No two days are ever the same and everyone has a unique story to share.
  • What can clients and candidates expect from you?
    We try to create a win-win situation for both companies and candidates. If both feel lucky to have landed the other and still feel that way years later, we have accomplished our mission.
  • Personal interests?
    Bicycling, hiking, hunting, and attempting to strengthen friendships and family ties.

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