Jim graduated from Marietta College with a BS in Petroleum Engineering in 1973 and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. Jim is Vice President, Bulk Supply and Logistics of Plains All American Pipeline, LLC where he is about to celebrate his 12th year. In his current position he is responsible for purchasing, marketing and transporting crude oil.
Prior to his work at Plains, he worked for Marathon Oil (or an affiliated company) for more than 28 years in various positions including Marketing Manager for Domestic Natural Gas, Senior Vice President Scurlock Permian, Manager of Domestic Crude Supply and Manager of Crude Supply. Jim serves on the Board of Northwest Assistance Ministries and enjoys traveling, playing golf, skiing, and reading in his spare time. Jim and his wife Wendy Keck Fryfogle ’75 have two adult children and reside in Spring, Texas.