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Jim Aipperspach
Senior Advisor


Jim is a Senior Advisor in our West Des Moines office and joined the firm upon retirement as Director of Operations for the Great Ape Trust of Iowa, a scientific research facility. Jim's involvement with organizations and associations in Central Iowa, namely, the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI), where he served as president for nearly ten years, compliments the business model of redefining risk at Bearence Management Group.


Before Jim's position at ABI, he was president of the United Way of Central Iowa from 1993-1995. For 18 years, the Bismarck, North Dakota native worked in the telecommunications industry with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and U.S. West, serving for seven years as vice president and CEO for U.S. West operation in Iowa. As a community leader, he is a past-president of the West Des Moines Community School Board, where he served for nine years, former president of the Greater Des Moines Committee and former secretary-treasurer of the Iowa Business Council. He has served on the board of directors for Mercy Hospital, Bankers Trust and the Iowa Telephone Association.


A graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Jim currently serves on the board of the Iowa College Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America Mid-Iowa Council.



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