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Jim Curran is executive vice president of the Electrical Connection, a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local One and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). He cultivates professional relationships and develops new business opportunities with economic development stakeholders with a focus on Eastern Missouri, including the St. Louis region.

With more than 30 years experience in development and marketing positions, Curran is engaged in a number of organizations advancing Missouri’s economic development and energy needs. He is a board member and an elected member of the Missouri Energy Initiative’s Executive Committee.  He is also on the board of the Hawthorn Foundation. Since 2004, Curran has been the elected District 5 Director of the Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC) and is the Public Policy Liaison for District 5. 

In addition, Curran serves on the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) Green Talent Task Force; the China Hub Initiative Advance Manufacturing Committee; the St. Louis Regional Clean Cities Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Committee; the Univerdant Sustainability Network board; I-44 High Tech Corridor Advisory Board, Missouri’s Small Modular Reactor Suppliers Committee member; and the St. Charles Economic Development Center Incubator Advisory Committee.  He was also named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s list of Who’s Who in Energy in 2012.

Curran previously served as economic development director for the cities of O’Fallon and Fenton, both suburbs of St. Louis, and as president of the Fenton Development Association.  He was formerly president and CEO of the International Order of the Golden Rule and president of Curran Consulting.  Earlier in his career, he was associate director of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, where he generated more than $3 billion in economic impact through his bookings.  He is past president of the Hotel Sales and Management Association.  For eight years, he hosted the “Curran Events” talk show on WGNU.  

The Electrical Connection is located at 5735 Elizabeth, St. Louis, Mo. (63110).  Its member electrical and communication contractors and their IBEW craftspeople serve facility owners in the city of St. Louis and the 25 Missouri counties of Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Franklin, Iron, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Scott, Stoddard, Warren, Washington and Wayne.


1/6/2013 06:56:00 am

Univerdant could not be luckier than to have a person of such extensive economic development as Jim Curran as a member and on its board. His participation brings considerable wisdom, not to mention clout to this new name in sustainability.

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