Jim Williams

Named for his grandfather, founder of Williams Moving & Storage, Jim is still leading the Williams Group into its 90th year in 2019 as a property holding company. Jim literally grew up in the company, starting at age 14, and has worked at every level, from sweeper to ‘swamper’ to sales to president and CEO. As a leader in his industry, Jim was, for 14 years, a member of the board of directors of the BC Trucking Association and the longest-standing chairman of United Van Lines (Canada) Ltd., named one of Canada’s “50 Best-Managed Companies”. Jim is also active in the broader business community and was a member of YPO/WPO for 10 years. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trade, CERC and is a TELUS community board director, director for Gat Leedm Logistics, president of Williams Moving & Storage Cranbrook and for four years was chair of the finance committee for Envirowaste, a publicly traded company. In 2015, with a business direction shift, Jim continues to work in the communities in which the family business operates as a property holding management company and will continue their charity activities.

The Williams family and their employees were recipients of the ALS Society of Canada Sidney Valo Exceptional Fundraising award in 2010, and in 2017 Jim was made an honorary life member of the ALS Society of BC.