Jim Shirley

Executive Director @ Arts & Culture Alliance

Jim Shirley is the Executive Director of the Sarasota County Arts Council. Jim is a long-time resident of Sarasota County with extensive ties to the arts and cultural community. He comes to the Arts Council from PAL Sailor Circus where he served as the Director of Development for five years. While at PAL, his responsibilities included developing a capital campaign for the Sailor Circus performance arena in addition to all fundraising, marketing and public relations for the organization. Prior to moving into the non-profit sector, Jim owned a highly successful executive search firm.