Lorron E. James, 30

VP Business AffairsLorron E. James
James Group International

Lorron joined his family business, James Group International, in 2007, where he was able to shift into a business development role and reach customers outside of the automotive industry. The business grew from $23 million to $110 million. During these years, he was a part of several large projects inside and outside the state, including being appointed president of their subsidiary Magnolia Automotive Services, and president of the startup TLX.
Today, Lorron serves as vice president of business affairs for James Group International. He continues to make strides in the defense and energy sectors, while retaining and growing his relationships with Ford, General Motors and Toyota. 
Lorron is a graduate of the Leadership Detroit XXXI and mentors a high school student from the Pontiac-based Grace Centers of Hope. Lorron served as president of the Intermediate Council at the Detroit Athletic Club and is also on the Michigan High School/College Athlete of the Year Selection Committee. He is a part of Riviere XXVIII, an extension of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and also serves on the DMC Children's Hospital, Leaders for Kids Board.
The information presented here was accurate as of January 2014.