James is a product of Catholic education graduating from St. Bernadette’s grade school and St. John’s College Military High School in D.C. James received his B.Sc. from the University of Maryland, College Park School of Business, attended the International Business Studies program at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and received his M.B.A. from Manchester University in England.


James’ early career was based in the Czech Republic where he lived from 1991-2002. Founder and Director of the Central and East European Studies Program, an international studies program with 16 academic courses, 20 professors and students from around the world. Additionally, was an Assistant Professor of International Finance at the University of Economics, Prague. James was involved in the human resources field from 1994-2002 and concluded that career as the European Director for Interactive Services for a Nasdaq 100 U.S. company and was responsible for managing teams in seven West European countries and Central Europe.


The family moved to the U.S. in 2002 and James founded Energy Select LLC and remains its president. Energy Select is a licensed electrical contractor which specializes exclusively in energy audits, energy consulting, energy retrofits, and solar power.


James and his wife of over twenty years provided the best foundation possible for their three children by sending them through Mother Catherine between 2002-2015. James is a member of the Executive Committee.