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James (Jim) McPhaul currently serves as the director of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Parkside. He teaches sales, marketing and entrepreneurial principles at the university. McPhaul is a retired banker, serving in numerous roles in southeastern Wisconsin for more than 30 years. His last position held was as senior vice president of Bank of Kenosha, a division of Banks of Wisconsin.
Jim holds an undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary studies and his M.B.A. from UW-Parkside. McPhaul is a GrowthWheel certified advisor and also a certified PROBE advisor for small businesses.
Jim finds great pleasure and purpose in bringing his decades of experience in local banking to help support business growth in our region. He has also been involved in the Kenosha Area Business Alliance mentor program in the Kenosha middle schools for the past 14 years.
He currently sits on the board of directors of the Kenosha Performing Arts Association, the UW-Parkside Alumni Association and the Racine County Economic Development Corporation. He has previously served as a board member for Community Bankers of Wisconsin, Kenosha Rotary and the Spanish Center of Southeastern Wisconsin.
He is married to Cheryl and the couple's two sons, Jason and Ryan, grandson Jaxson and granddaughter Zoe, live in Eugene, Oregon.