James P. Kolar

Board Member and Former Central Market Managing Partner / PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Jim has over 30 years experience at PwC, primarily as a partner in the Financial Services practice and most recently as the former Central Market Managing Partner. Jim began his career in Baltimore and has been based in the San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, Minneapolis and Chicago offices. Prior to his role in the Central Market, Jim was the Managing Partner in Orange County, Market Managing Partner in Minneapolis, and Greater Chicago Market Managing Partner. Jim is also in his second term as a 7-year member on PwC’s Board of Partners and Principals. Jim is active in the Chicago and Minneapolis communities serving as a board member for the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Economic Club of Chicago, Chicago Urban League, Chicago United, Executives’ Club of Chicago, World Business Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Big Shoulders Fund, and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Jim also serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of St. Thomas and TreeHouse in Minneapolis. He is also a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. 


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