Steward of Artichoke Music, founding board member of Artichoke Community
Music, back office guy, & guitar player
Most evenings, you will find Jim in the back office at Artichoke, buried in accounting and computer issues. On the weekends and holidays, you will find him behind the counter or tending bar at one of our many events. Jim also chairs the incredible board of directors that for Artichoke Community Music.
In addition to all of the work he does for Artichoke, Jim keeps a day job to insure the rent gets paid! Jim works as a consultant to nonprofit organizations nationwide. He helps organizations with leadership and strategic planning issues.
Jim is an accomplished song writer and a budding guitarist.
Jim Morris began his career as a practicing Psychologist working primarily in assessment and psychometric testing. It didn't take long for him to determine that the mental health field was not for him. After seven years in mental health, he transitioned to corporate human resources. Over the next ten years, Jim held increasingly responsible leadership positions in human resources in the banking, financial services and technology industries. In 1992 he co-founded the MBL Group, LLC, a boutique human resources consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon. Over the next 18 years, MBL Group grew to be one of the most highly respected HR consulting firms in the region. A desire for change and a passion for working with social purpose organizations led him to launch Morris Consulting in 2009.
Jim has been actively involved in the community through volunteer efforts with non-profit organizations. He served on the Board of Directors with Business for Social Responsibility Portland Chapter in the early 1990's. Jim is past Chair of the Board for Basic Rights Oregon.
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