Jim retired in 2005 as director of HR from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. He had more than 30 years of New York State service which included working with the Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Conservation. Post-retirement he worked part-time for the New York State Insurance Department. He also worked for RPEA headquarters in Albany doing research, developing seminars for members; facilitating pre-retirement seminars and developing outreach materials. He is currently the chair of the Capital District Chapter.