Jim currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations for the Inland and Coastal operations of Kirby including the management of the Quality team, Vetting team, Kirby Training Center, and the day to day operations of Kirby’s vessels nationwide. Jim joined Kirby in 1994 as a Port Captain having worked for Guidry Enterprises, LLC from 1983 to the sale of that company to Kirby Inland Marine. Jim also serves as Kirby’s Strike force incident commander dealing with all vessel emergencies including hurricane preparation. Jim attended Bridge City High School graduating in 1983 and took several courses from Lamar University in Orange and Port Arthur. Jim has been married for 31 years to his wife Sherry and they have 3 children and one grandson.