Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Meet James Stanley

Here is the resume of Jackson Airport Commissioner nominee James Stanley.  Unfortunately, the city council did not vote on his confirmation today.  Stokes and some "community activists" pushed back against the nomination today so a confirmation hearing will be held next week.







55 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds like someone the governor or lt governor would nominate. it's an attempt to show 'hey, we nominate more than bishops (who 'may have' indiscretions in the past) for these position.

Anonymous said...

How old is this guy? If he joined military in 1954, then my guess is he is pushing 80.

Anonymous said...

It appears he is at least 80 years old. Not sure that is helpful?

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute. If Stokes don't want him he must be a white man.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he's a very nice man, and based on his experience, he looks like a fine selection for a populace that continues to live in the past. (It looks like an actual typewriter was used on that resume. Very retro.) In all seriousness, he probably would have been a good choice at one point in time.

Kingfish said...

Show me a better resume for that position?

Beats the heck out of DJ's and preachers wearing jump suits.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what your resume' looks like. At 83-84 you probably shouldn't be a NEW board member.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kingfish. Give the guy a damn break! Most of the posters on this site (including me) couldn't have gotten in West Point or much less made it through.

Strokin said...

Of course Strokes didn't like him. He's too light and didn't send a bribe

Burke said...

Christ, now we have age trolls. It's not like the man will have to work in the control tower.

Anonymous said...

I know plenty of extremely sharp people in their 80s. A lady of 106 visited the White House yesterday. Take your vitamins!

Anonymous said...

Just realized this is a current matter, and not a document Kingfish found in the airport archives. Col. Stanley appears to have been born during the Hoover administration. He even got his last degree before KF was born. Interesting that he was working on lignite, biomass, and solar in 1980. The more things change, right?

Anonymous said...

Same idiots complaining about his age likely also voted for Senator Geriatric Cochran.

Anonymous said...

More concerning is that it appears he retired 25 yrs ago. I don't really care how old someone is, but I do care whether they have kept pace with the decades worth of changes in business and industry.

Anonymous said...

What in the hell is wrong with someone that is 80? I don't know this man but from what I am told he is still very active. While not everyone in their 80's would necessarily be good choices, I can also point to plenty of 50 year old that would not either.

What is being considered is for this man to be on a "BOARD". We are not looking for someone to manage the operation on a day to day basis.

Have to agree with Burke - appears that some trolls on here want to bitch about anything that comes along.

Anonymous said...

Really? Rupert Murdoch, age 84. Warren Buffett, age 85.

Let's see, test pilot, engineer, Edwards AFB. Hmmm. How is this guy going to help JAN if he has no Twitter account? OMG. ROFL. WTF. Geezer. Sure.

Jon Thompson, West Point '65, was just on Memphis's board till November. Think he's a codger, too? He's 72 at least.

Folks don't automatically drool in their oatmeal at 65, sonny boy.

I'd hate to have some of the youngsters here find out people in their 80s still have sex.

In the meantime, get off of my lawn!

Anonymous said...

Yep, too white and too bright. Kennuf wants nuttin' to do wit' dat.

Anonymous said...

I know a Jim Stanley that I believe is the same Jim Stanley but he left out his employment at Ergon where he retired from. I don't know why he would do that? If this is the same Jim Stanley I know, he is a machine on getting things done! I know from my dealings with him first hand. In other words, he is a West Pointer and when you meet with him...get your butt ready to work. Great selection...if this is the same Jim Stanley.

Anonymous said...

I'll take this guy on his deathbed (which he clearly isn't) over some of the morons on the board now.

Anybody know how old the USSC justices are? Hint: old.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/Hx/SupremeCourt.html

Anonymous said...

No 2:38. I would bet just the opposite. The same folks that complain about Stanley for his age were the idiots that complained about Cochran over nothing but his age. Same mentality bitchers.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the mayor got the message. Looks like JMAA and the CEO got the message. This nomination gets an A as does the strategic plan laid out by the CEO. Harkins got somebody's attention.

Several prominent business people have defended JMAA as well as Hinds County BOS (even the white one). Madison wants no part in the whole thing. I actually thought Jackson was about to pull out the win here and keep control of the airport.

And then here comes Kenny. If they kill this nomination, the airport is gone.

McHale's Navy said...

I'm sure he's up to par with the other members. However, this is a total bullshit resume, obviously typed by the man himself.

He will insist on a separate runway for B-52s, which is a good thang.

Anonymous said...

Need I remind you young punks that age and treachery beat youth and enthusiasm every time....

Anonymous said...

4:40 - win comment of the week!!

Anonymous said...

Was this resume written on a typewriter?

What has this guy been doing since 1990?

On the bright side, at least he won't have a need for the iPads they give out.

We In Good Hands said...

I heard a 'rerun segment' of the Gallo show today about ten minutes before three o'clock. He was interviewing the chairperson of the airport board, a female whose name eludes me. Paul was asking her about finances and budgetary matters and she could not BEGIN to answer a single question. On one occasion she did say, "I don't know about such things, but i can tell you that everything is in accord with accounting practice and the like".

Anonymous said...

He will insist on a separate runway for B-52s, which is a good thang.

That would be great.......I do love those B-52s.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish at 2:00 - I can think of three just off of the top of my head - Wayne Ferrell, Erik Hearon, JL Holloway...

Anonymous said...

and the CPAs agreed.

Anonymous said...

Age should not matter and if they need another, Gen. Heron would be a great choice.

Anonymous said...

I heard the lady on Gallo and she was very weak.

Kingfish said...

I'm listening to Gallo right now. She is answering the questions about the balance sheet correctly. She said she didn't know the exact dollars and cents of the grants. But then every government agency at the local level gets grants of some sort.

Johnny Weir said...

If he graduated in 1954 from West Point @ 22 years old; this would make him 83 years old. He lives in Jackson 39211 zip code. It does really seem odd using a typewriter. Heck, were did he find typewriter ribbons?

Anonymous said...

5:27...the CPA auditor agreed with her.

Anonymous said...

I think the answer to the question about the typewritten resume for Mr. Stanley is that it was prepared back in the early 90's when folks still used IBM Selectric typewriters. He probably pulled it out of an old file and submitted it. By the way, one can still buy a Selectric on Amazon.com Finally, it appears Mr. Stanley is a great choice to serve on the Board. He is obviously a brilliant man with a tremendous amount of experience in many different positions.

Basic Understanding Required said...

Wrong, Kingfish. The questions she stalled on were NOT about the dollars and cents of grants. Gallo retorted twice, "You're the Chair of the Board and can't answer these questions?" The questions highlighted on the 'rerun segment' dealt with carry over funds, millions in grant money not spent, and how or whether those monies were still available for expenditure in a subsequent year and how they related to the budget. Very basic stuff for a CHAIR to know.

Paul's point, and mine, are to point out that a person in such a lofty position ought to have basic knowledge of the flow of government funds propping up the facility and its operations. Should not have to defer to a CPA to answer operational and financial basics.

The Gallo program simply further proved that people are in these positions who should not be working at the drive thru at McDonalds. And they are chosen for one reason and one reason only.

Anonymous said...

If the most negative thing you can find about this man is that he used a damn typewriter to create his resume, go troll somewhere else...

Anonymous said...

I worked with him back in the 80's. Fine man. Good choice for the position.

Anonymous said...

Back in the 80s? That was almost forty years ago. We don't need (just) fine men here. We need people with fire in the belly. Nobody at 84 has that. I bet he keeps all the limbs picked up in his north Jackson yard too, but so what?

Anonymous said...

Age does NOT matter. The person matters. My Mom did not retire until 84. She was NOT asked to leave, she made the decision on her own, and in fact, was asked to stay part time. When she retired she was sharp as a tack, living independently, driving anywhere she wished to go. She taught herself computer skills, and in fact, when I had questions, I called HER! A few months into retirement, she got bored and started volunteering a few days a week. She kept this up until she passed suddenly at 89. I miss her everyday.... all this to say that at 84, she could have easily served on a Board.

Anonymous said...

I run a multi-million dollar corporation here -- I doubt seriously my board chair could answer every dollar/cents question if put on the spot. He's a Harvard Undergrad/University of Chicago MBA.

Anonymous said...

Serving on a board is not like digging ditches. Did everyone already on the board have to take a physical?
If the man has the knowledge and experience it would be a change from what is on the board right now.
They are not hiring laborers.

Anonymous said...

One thing that qualifies him is that he is or has been a pilot. Jackson and people tend to forget there is more about airports that airlines. General aviation , which has been totally neglected in Jackson, is a multi billion dollar industry in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

I run a billion dollar company and our board chair is a complete dunderhead (even though he graduated summa cum laude from Princeton and has an MBA from Wharton), like ALL chairmen, CEOs, etc. They're all idiots, but they just fell backward into leadership roles, because that's the way things happen.

Take it from me, the guy who runs a multi-jillion dollar company here in Jackson.

PS, we're relocating our multi-bajillion dollar facilities to Farish Street next month. We're completely legit, even though our CEO is a drooling idiot.

Cut that lady a bit of slack!

Anonymous said...

Now that's a mad baby at 8:42.

Anonymous said...

As a pilot, let me say that I don't necessarily agree that being a pilot should be a qualification for this board. Used to think so, but have changed my mind over the past decade. It might be a nice additional factor, but frankly you are managing an airport, not running one. Frankly, frequent passengers might be more important as they use the facilities - pilots land there and do business with the FBO. But this guy looks well qualified, and is a pilot.

I too listened to the lady on Gallo - and was shocked that Gallo tried to stick her with b/s accounting numbers. Gallo tried to subtract the total grant dollars ($10 million) and claim that the airport would have had a $7 million loss except for the grants. He didn't bother to think that the grants (which are not for operational costs) had expenses related to them but tried to subtract the grant income without adjusting the grant expenses. Great b/s job to argue that the airport is not being managed properly, but nothing but gotcha 'journalism'. The lady chairman (an appointee of Lubumba) didn't impress me but like others, I didn't expect her to be able to quote dollars and cents on all parts of the airport budget.

While not a big fan of Yarbor, glad he decided to make a quality appointment to fill the slot left from another of Lumumba's mess.

Anonymous said...

He seems pretty qualified.

But he graduated college 62 years ago.

He's mid-80s, easy.

Anonymous said...

FYI: He just recently retired as a Safety Engineer! Yes, 80 years old working full time. No, typing skills are not his strong point and no he doesn't have a Facebook account but he can run circles around any of you fools!

Anonymous said...

All of you talking negatively about age, which includes experience and maturity, are simply making fun of your own future. Remember that when you get there! Hopefully the young whippersnappers of the day will give you some respect.

Anonymous said...

Everybody is missing the point: what has he been doing the last 25 years? All these other examples of people working into their eighties are great. Age doesn't matter. But that doesn't seem to be what this gentleman has done. Why in 2016 is he being named to a board, after 25 yrs on the sidelines?

Anonymous said...

25 Years on the sidelines? Have you seen who serves on the board at present?Give me a damn break!

Anonymous said...

25 Years on the sidelines? Have you seen who serves on the board at present?Give me a damn break!

Anonymous said...

Until this appointment, the board was populated with people who couldn't squeeze Biss out of a Poot. A collection of political friends others upon which various mayors wanted to bestow a little favoritism.

Nothing much has changed with this appointment other than the rare fact that the man is white. He'll probably scratch his head when he witnesses his first conference call or Powerpoint, but he'll do just fine.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish... who are the community activist that oppose Mr. Stanley? Maybe reach out to them and ask them why?

Anonymous said...

The problem will be when he is asked about his typewriter typed resume and has to explain what an Aeronautical Engineer is/does and how to spell it and pronounce it correctly. Maybe Siri can clear things up…ha!

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