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Jim Ayres, MA, MBA


MA Tufts University; MBA University of Massachusetts

Jim Ayres is the CEO/Executive Director of the United Way of Hampshire County working to inspire hope, build opportunity and improve lives throughout the communities of Hampshire County, MA. Jim is responsible for the organization’s executive leadership, management and strategic implementation. Prior to this position, Jim served for twelve years as Executive Director of the Center for New Americans – an education and resource center for immigrants, refugees and other limited English speakers in Western Massachusetts. Jim has worked extensively with local and state governments, community coalitions, workforce boards and other non-profit organizations to develop policy and programming.