Furry Friends is delighted to extend a warm welcome to volunteer Jim Grafmyre, who has joined our Executive Board. Jim holds the role of Facility Maintenance, Information Technology, and Security.
Jim has generously dedicated his time as a volunteer since 2021 and has proven to be an indispensable asset, serving as our versatile handyman and “jack of all trades.” His responsibilities encompass overseeing the indoor renovation of our shelter and implementing various building upgrades.
Prior to his involvement with Furry Friends, Jim accumulated 27 years of professional experience at Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he held an executive management position overseeing the Infrastructure & Operation Services group. This role involved the management of critical areas such as Data Centers, Networking, Communications, AV, Collaborations, End User Computing, and Help Desk.
With his wealth of expertise, Jim has now channeled his skills into enhancing Furry Friends’ IT and security systems. Furthermore, he has initiated efforts to streamline several of our organizational functions, contributing significantly to the overall efficiency of our operations. Additionally, Jim has invested considerable time in planning and coordinating Furry Friends’ annual fall auction, further exemplifying his dedication to our cause.