Jim Cole, CPA, CGMA, is the CEO for the Masonic Home of Virginia, a Richmond-based continuing care retirement community. Formerly controller of the Virginia Tech Foundation, he held several administrative positions at Virginia Tech following his tenure with an international accounting firm. His 35 years of experience with nonprofits and businesses includes roles as auditor, founder, officer and director of numerous organizations. He has been a licensed life insurance agent and holds two degrees from Virginia Tech. Jim is a former Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) Board member and formerly chaired the VSCPA Business and Industry Conference Task Force. He has been a co-author of the 2014–2017 Ethics courses and an ethics instructor for 14 years.