James spent three years at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he earned a Certificate of Completion in Multimedia Studies. James is proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator) as well as web design languages (HTML, CSS and Javascript). His coursework has provided him with the skill and aptitude to design logos and print advertising materials and experience in website creation and maintenance.

Subsequent to obtaining a technical education, James graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. For the past four years, he has worked for Cognizant Technology Solutions as an IT Business Analyst Consultant. In this role he collaborates with upper management to translate business problems into workable software solutions.

James is the Marketing and Branding Director for the Race for Hope. James single-handedly manages the organization’s advertising and marketing strategy. In this role, he has designed and maintains the Race for Hope website. He is further responsible for the creation of all print materials, including event programs, direct mailers, banners, and signage.