James J. Tanous

Jim has served as the Executive Director of the Foundation since January 1, 2014. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AMOT), a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures and sells motors, and electronic motion controls and systems throughout North America, Europe and China. From 2007 through 2013, he served as Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Erie Indemnity Company (NASDAQ: ERIE), a publicly traded Fortune 500 company that manages the insurance companies that comprise the Erie Insurance Group. Prior to joining Erie Indemnity Company, Jim was a Partner and Chairman of Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP, a law firm headquartered in Buffalo, New York, where he represented established as well as entrepreneurial business clients for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University (B.A. 1969) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1972). He is a native of Western New York and currently lives with his wife Connie in Erie, PA.