Jim Sturdevant is a Portsmouth native and 1968 graduate from Woodrow Wilson High School. He furthered his education and graduated with a BA degree from Atlantic Christian College and an MBA from Rutgers University.
By the end of his career he was responsible for $60 million in sales, $20 million in expenses and facilities cost, ran four facilities, and managed 350 employees.
During Jim’s down time he became a USCG licensed Captain (OUPV) 2005-2015. He participated in the Gulf Breeze Coast Watch volunteer program which helped search and find oil spills during the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in 2010. As a member of the GBPD Volunteers in Police Service program, he received a Presidential Volunteerism Award. Jim was also a member of the Santa Rosa Shores HOA Board of Directors and Laboratory Products Association Board of Directors.
Although his career moved him from the area, Jim and his wife, Linda Boothe Sturdevant, are now living back in their home town of Portsmouth, Virginia. Jim says “it was home, it is home, and will always be home.”