FB Pixel Skip to Main Content
James G. Oates

James G. Oates

Biography

James (Jim) G. Oates graduated from Ohio State University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Upon graduation Oates joined the Leo Burnett Advertising Agency in Chicago where he became President. Oates managed client relationships with some of the world’s largest consumer-based companies, including Philip Morris, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and General Motors. He was a board member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the Advertising Council, where he served as Chairman. Oates was also a member of the Advisory Board for the Kellogg Graduate School of Management; served as a regional co-director of the “Affirm Thy Friendship” capital campaign for Ohio State University; was a member of the task force on athlete employment for the USOC; and was a board member for the Freedom Foundation. In the Gunnison Valley, he participated as a board member to the Crested Butte Music Festival and the Gunnison County 4-H Committee. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass. He co-founded and is currently a Manager of the Gunnison River Partnership.

Take the Next Step

Apply to Western

Apply to Western

We understand that applying to a university can be daunting, which is why we make our admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Learn more about applying to your program of choice at Western.

Visit Western

Visit Western

The best way to find out what makes Western such a special place is to experience it for yourself. Our student-led tours give you an insider’s perspective on everything from academics to student life.

Alumni Community

Alumni Community

We keep the Mountaineer spirit going strong within our alumni community. Whether getting together with friends at an annual event, making a donation or mentoring a student, graduates continue to play an important role in the Western community.