Mr. James G. Williams

Biography / January 13, 2014

Mr. Jim Williams, President of Jim Williams Leasing Limited, was appointed as Honorary Colonel of the Air Command Academy, 16 Wing Borden, ON in January 2014.

Honorary Colonel Williams was born in Rivers, MB and became a life-long resident of Barrie, ON. He received his secondary education in Barrie and his post-secondary education at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.  Following graduation, he began a decade-long career in the recreational vehicle and modular home business. He then became involved in the automotive business, culminating in his current position as President and Dealer Principal of Baytowne Hyundai and BayCity Kia. He has served his fellow dealers as a member of both the Hyundai and Kia National Dealer Councils.

Honorary Colonel Williams is very active in service to his local community and communities abroad through his involvement in the Rotary Club of Barrie. He has served on the Board of Directors several times and as President in 1995-96. He served Rotary beyond his local club as District Governor in 2001-02 and as a member of several national committees. Most notably, he was fully engaged in the planning and delivery of some 1500 wheelchairs to underdeveloped countries. He is a most worthy recipient of the Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellowship multiple times.

Honorary Colonel Williams and his family reside in Midhurst, ON.

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