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Mark James

Location: Columbus, OH US
Website: http://www.solutionsED.com


Mark J. James is the Principal and founder of ED Solutions, Inc, a firm dedicated to helping economic development organizations with the effective use of technology.  ED Solutions, Inc. offers web site reviews, Web site redesign advisory services, training services, consulting and value added products to the economic development profession.  Mark is a reseller of a variety of technology tools for the profession, data sets, contact management solutions and ED web tools. Mark is also a founder of Development Results, LLC, a leading firm in the provision of economic development web site metrics.

Mark's has a client list of over 50 organizations and companies.  As a leading trainer to the profession, last year alone, Mark instructed over 3000 ED practitioners on the use of technology.  He has also served as an advisor on the development or redesign of some of the most effective economic development web sites in the profession including those for the British Midlands, Nashville, TVA, Philadelphia, the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts and Washington, Team New England and dozens of local and regional economic development web sites- visit www.solutionsed.com/portfolio.

Prior to starting ED Solutions, Inc. Mark was director of economic development for American Electric Power (AEP), managing a staff of 48 and an $18 million budget.  AEP is one of the largest investor-owned electric utility companies in the United States, serving portions of 11 states, from Michigan to Texas.

He holds a BA degree from Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania, a MS degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis.  He also is a graduate of the University of Michigan's Graduate School of Business Executive Program. Mark is an avid runner and multi-sport enthusiast, which he shares with his bride Darla, a therapist and woman's self defense instructor. He is the proud parent of two great kids, aged 18 and 22.