James McCafferty serves as Co-Director for Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research. In this role he seeks to broaden the connections between the University, the College of Business and Economics and the real world – businesses, non-profits, and government agencies – through student internships, classroom-based projects and consultative projects drawing on faculty, staff and students.
James brings a unique perspective and critical tools to problems faced by organizations today based on professional and community service experience at local, regional, and national levels. He blends the best approaches from the for-profit, non-profit, government, and individual sectors, James seeks unique blended responses that are effective, efficient, and practical while also maintaining long-term sustainability.
James’ core skill areas include research, financial modeling, business development, branding/identity, marketing, finance, tax, and legal issues (from a lay perspective), operations, growth management, and strategic partnering.
James has an MBA from Western Washington University, a Bachelors of Science in Journalism/Public Relations from the University of Oregon and is a Certified Global Business Professional.