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James A. Floros

President & CEO
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Jim joined the Food Bank from the Burn Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing fire and burn injuries and deaths, where he served as executive director and CEO from 1992 to 2012. Before that, Floros served as director of community relations at the world headquarters of Project Concern International, a development agency that provides clean drinking water and immunizations in the poorest regions of the world.

During his tenure at the Burn Institute, Floros significantly expanded the nonprofit from an annual operating budget of $320,000 and 4 employees to 12 employees, a volunteer base of 1,500, an affiliate program, two offices and an operating budget of nearly $1.5 million. When devastating wildfires hit San Diego County in 2007, Floros organized emergency assistance for burn survivors and ramped up efforts to keep the public informed about evacuation procedures. In 2008, Floros was awarded the National Burn Prevention Award from the American Burn Association and the Maltese Award from the San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association. Under Floros’ leadership, the Institute became the leading burn foundation in the nation and is held as a national model.

Jim has held officer positions and served on the board of directors for numerous civic and nonprofit organizations. Jim served as board chair for the International Federation of Burn Foundations for seven years and as chair of the Chula Vista Civil Service Commission. Jim also served as president of the board of the Kiwanis Club of San Diego Foundation, chair of the Agency Executive Committee for Combined Health Agencies, and Jim currently serves on the County of San Diego Social Services Advisory Board. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Jim is a Packers fan “for life” and an avid golfer. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two children.