James W. Keyes

Founder at Education is Freedom Foundation

James W. Keyes

James W. Keyes

Founder at Education is Freedom Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

7-Eleven, Inc.
The Dallas Symphony Association
Wild Oats LLC

RelSci Relationships

2886

Number of Boards

21

Birthday

1955 - Worcester, MA, United States

Age

66

Number of Awards

2

Interests

Baseball, Music

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Southcross Energy LLC

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Co-Founder at Sycamore Tree Capital Partners

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Murphy USA, Inc.

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President at Shiftsmart

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Frito-Lay North America, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Education is Freedom Foundation

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Executive Chairman, Americas Region at Jones Lang LaSalle

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Former President at Ben E. Keith Co.

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Member, Council of Past Chairs at The Dallas Symphony Association

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President at Hunt Global Partnerships

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James W. Keyes
Founder at Education is Freedom Foundation
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Education
Bachelor's Degree, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1977

The College of the Holy Cross (or Holy Cross) is an undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.

MBA

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Career History
Chief Financial Officer
1985 - 2005

7-Eleven is the world’s largest convenience store chain operating, franchising and licensing more than 60,000 stores in 18 countries, of which nearly 10,700 are in North America. 7-Eleven also is one of the nation's largest independent gasoline retailers. Its company’s name was changed from The Southland Corporation to 7-Eleven, Inc. after approval by shareholders on April 28, 1999. Founded in 1927 in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven pioneered the convenience store concept during its first years of operation as an ice company when its retail outlets began selling milk, bread and eggs as a convenience to guests.

Operating Partner
Prior

CIC Partners invests in the food, restaurant, energy and healthcare services sectors. They look for companies with revenues from $10 million to $500 million and EBITDA of $5 million to $50 million. The firm provides capital for MBOs, recapitalizations, growth financings and venture capital formations. Investments range from $5 million to $50 million. The firm may purchase the entire company or may make a minority investment. They seek to partner with proven management that has demonstrated excellence and desires to develop a meaningful equity position in a growing business.

Intern
Prior

Gulf Oil was a major global oil company from the 1900s to the 1980s. The eighth-largest American manufacturing company in 1941 and the ninth-largest in 1979, Gulf Oil was one of the so-called Seven Sisters oil companies. Prior to its merger with Standard Oil of California, Gulf was one of the chief instruments of the legendary Mellon family fortune; both Gulf and Mellon Financial had their headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2020 - Current

Lightjump Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company. Its purpose is to merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other similar business combination with one or more target businesses. The company was founded on July 28, 2020 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Director
2013 - Current

Murphy USA, Inc. engages in the motor fuel products and convenience merchandise through retail stores, namely Murphy USA and Murphy Express. It provides Walmart discount program which offers a cents-off per gallon purchased for fuel when using specific payment methods. The company was founded on March 1, 2013 and is headquartered in El Dorado, AR.

Director
2013 - Current

Murphy Oil USA, Inc. engages in the refinement, marketing, and transportation of petroleum products in the United States. It operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation. The company was founded in 1996 and its headquarters is located in El Dorado, AR.

Member, Board of Trustees
2018 - Current

In 1943, the Foundation established Southwestern Medical College and helped to nurture its growth from a fledgling medical school into one of the preeminent medical research and academic centers in the world. Today UT Southwestern medical center enjoys an international reputation for discovering the basis for disease through research, applying the discoveries to the clinical care of patients, and educating the next generation of health care professionals.

Trustee
2017 - Current

The College of the Holy Cross (or Holy Cross) is an undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Roman Catholic college in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.

Member, Board of Trustees
2005 - Current

The Cooper Institute operates a not for profit organization. It specializes in the scientific research of preventive medicine and public health. The company was founded by Kenneth H. Cooper in 1970 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$500 - $999
2018

GIRL SCOUTING BUILDS GIRLS OF COURAGE, CONFIDENCE AND CHARACTER, WHO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

$10K - $25K
2018

The Cooper Institute operates a not for profit organization. It specializes in the scientific research of preventive medicine and public health. The company was founded by Kenneth H. Cooper in 1970 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

$10K - $25K
2017

The Cooper Institute operates a not for profit organization. It specializes in the scientific research of preventive medicine and public health. The company was founded by Kenneth H. Cooper in 1970 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Political Donations
$2,500
2011

Chief Executive Officer at Kaplan Higher Education LLC (GA)

$500
2010

Chairman at JDW Insurance

$500
2009

Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at United States Department of State

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Awards & Honors
2008
National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations - Ellis Island Medals of Honor
2005
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