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Jim King


Jim King serves as president of Fahe, a nationally recognized membership of 50+ community-based organizations serving Appalachia. Under King’s leadership, Fahe pioneered a collaborative model, bringing scale and performance to nonprofits servicing rural and remote communities.  Brining over $4.5 billion in impact that has benefitted nearly 1 million people in one of the economically challenged regions of our country.

For more than three decades, Jim has worked to advance opportunity for people and communities primarily in Appalachia. He has experience across all aspects of community development and finance. A national leader in the field, Jim is a regular speaker at national and regional conferences and he has served alongside executive leadership at Truist Bank, First Citizens Bank, and Fannie Mae as part of advisory boards. In addition, Jim has served as board chair to Opportunity Finance Network and has been a contributor to many books and publications including “Forces for Good,” “Wealth Creation,” and “Appalachia Revisited.”

Jim is a recipient of a fellowship from the Ford Foundation and has received the Nation NeighborWorks Association Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Housing Conference Visionary Award. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program and holds an MBA from Eastern University and a BA from Bluffton University.