Jim Burns received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He retired from Rockwell Automation as a Sales Director, working across 36 countries over the course of 34 years. He settled in Naples in 2017 and started his second career as a licensed Realtor, working for Downing Frye Realty.
Jim helped to start a Catholic ministry for newly married couples. Then turned his focus to marriage preparation. He currently attends St Agnes parish and is active with the Men's Welcome Retreat ministry. Jim also distributes meals to the poor through the Harry Chapin Naples Food Bank.
Jim is married to Amy and has three sons. He enjoys golf and all forms of physical fitness.