James McCafferty serves as Assistant 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 University of Oregon and is a Certified Global Business Professional.
Phone: (360) 650-2414
Dept: Center for Economic and Business Research