Jim Williams

Named for his grandfather, founder of Williams Moving & Storage, Jim is still leading the Williams Group into its 87th year in 2016 as a property holding company. Jim grew up in the company and, starting at age 14, 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 also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trade and CERC. He is a TELUS Community Board director, a director for Gat Leedm Logistics and president of Williams Moving & Storage Cranbrook. For four years, he was also chair of the Finance Committee for Envirowaste, a publicly traded company.

The Williams family and their employees were recipients of the ALS Society of Canada Sidney Valo Exceptional Fundraising Award in 2010. Since 2015, with a business direction shift, Jim has worked in the communities where the family business operates as a property holding management company and continues their charity activities.