James Anderson Joins The VOACC Board
Jim Anderson is a Founder and CEO of Wholecrowd LLC, a premier Marketing, Branding and Communications company located in Alexandria, VA and LosAngeles, CA. Jim has over 15 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, non-profits and small to medium size businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. Prior to starting Wholecrowd, Jim was the founding partner of a public affairs company located in Washington, DC.In his spare time, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors and cycling. Jim is also on the Board of Directors of the Disaster Services Corporation a 501(c)3 helping communities and people in need. Jim received his degree from James Madison University where he was also a member of the Division I mens baseball team. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Jim currently resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife and children.
We asked Jim a few questions...
What about VOACC inspired you to join the Board of Directors?
The mission and vision of VOACC inspired me to become member of the Board of Directors. In today’s world, there are so many vulnerable neighbors in our communities and having the ability to serve an organization that is on the front lines is an honor I cherish. In addition to the mission and vision, the leadership at VOACC is exceptional.
What are you looking forward to the most as a member of the Board? What are your goals?
When starting something new, I always ask myself, is there opportunity to learn and grow? I am looking forward to learning more about the programs VOACC offers, and getting to know the people that are working hard every day to help those in need. I am also looking forward to using my marketing and branding experience as a way to enhance the VOACC brand and educate more people about the work and impact they are having in communities all over the region.
Is there a particular VOACC program(s) that resonates with you the strongest? If so, why?
Honestly I am looking forward to learning more about all the programs, but if I had to pick one it would be the Homeless Services & Supportive Housing. I believe in VOACC’s approach with education training, job training in addition to the behavioral health treatments. We can make such an impact on this issue if we do what we can to make each person better and help them understand what amazing opportunities there are out there.
What does being “Called to Care” mean to you personally?
I grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA and had the privilege of attending St. Joseph’s Preparatory high school in North Philadelphia. This Jesuit high schools motto is “A Man for Others.” At an early age we were taught the value and importance of giving back to others in the community. That has been a part of me my entire life, and it is something I take great pride in.