Since joining Marcus Thomas LLC in 1989, Jim has worked with his partners to grow the agency through a merger and four acquisitions as well as by adding services and clients. He has held marketing, strategic counsel and brand management roles with Akron Children’s Hospital, Ohio Lottery, Swagelok, Diebold and MTD Products. He is a former president of the board of the MAGNET Marketing and Advertising Global Network. Nash is a member of the American Advertising Federation (Cleveland) and the American Marketing Association, and he serves on the boards of Kent State University’s School of Journalism Advisory Committee; BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence; Board Chair for the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park Trails Forever Legacy Leadership Team. He is recognized among Distinguished Alumni of Kent State University’s School of Journalism, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and advertising.