Contact: Nicholle Granger
September 28, 2021 Lanham, MD
Jim Anderson is a Founder and CEO of Wholecrowd LLC, a premier Marketing, Branding, and Communications company located in Alexandria, VA, and Los Angeles, 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. Before starting Wholecrowd, Jim was the founding partner of a public affairs company 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 Division I men’s baseball team member. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Jim resides with his wife and children in Alexandria, VA.
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 a member of the Board of Directors. In today’s world, there are so many vulnerable neighbors in our communities, and serving an organization 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 an opportunity to learn and grow? I look forward to learning more about the programs VOACC offers and getting to know the people 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, and behavioral health treatments. We can impact 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 attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory high school in North Philadelphia. This Jesuit high school’s motto is “A Man for Others.” 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 I take great pride in it.