(Note: James left the World Bank in February 2010)
James' primary responsibilities on this blog lied in coordinating and producing content for it. He also helped manage the East Asia and Pacific region's Web sites for the World Bank.
James grew up in Iowa, in America’s heartland, and earned a journalism degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He started his professional career as a newspaper reporter, but quickly moved into the rapidly changing world of online journalism, working as Web editor for the Charleston Gazette in West Virginia. In 2008 he left the hills of the Mountain State for a new life Washington. He loves to travel when he can, enjoys playing tennis and rocks the mic at any karaoke night he can get to.