Candidate Statement

Jim Meister

Retired from NJ to Sarasota in 1998, after spending my entire career in food retailing. Was a member of the management team of Kings Super Markets, Inc. for 25 years holding top executive positions culminating being appointed president and CEO in 1989. Have held several leadership roles in healthcare governance including terms as vice chairman of the board of Atlantic Health Systems, a large nonprofit health system in northern and central New Jersey and chairman of board of Mountainside Hospital, a community-based hospital in Montclair, NJ.
I was appointed to audit committee of Sarasota Memorial Hospital in 2010 and served on Mission and Planning Committee till being appointed to vacant position in the northern district in 2015.

Am a licensed Realtor with Coldwell Banker, serve on the finance committee of the Senor Friendship Center. Have held board positions on numerous nonprofit organizations,trade associations and publicly trades companies over the years