James Brumm is the President of Glastonbury Commons, Ltd, a consulting firm, where he is an Executive Advisor to the Mitsubishi International Corporation. Jim has served on the Corporation’s CSR and Environmental Affairs Advisory Committee since 2008. Brumm served as an Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of Mitsubishi International Corporation from 1977 to 2012. He is the former President of Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (1992 to 2010), and former Trustee of the Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa (2002 to 2010). Other experience includes serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Tembec, Inc., Canada (1999 to 2014), and a member of the Board of Directors of Brunei LNG, S.B., Brunei (1987 to 2009).
Mr. Brumm joined the NatureServe board in 2014. He is also an active Member of the New York City Bar Association, where he currently serves on the Environmental Law Committee. He is currently Vice Chair of the Board for the International Crane Foundation, a member of the Board of the Red-Crowned Crane Conservancy in Japan, a member of the Board of First Peoples Worldwide (an organization dedicated to the development of indigenous peoples and protection of their rights), a member of the Board of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, a member of the Board of The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford, CA, and a member of the Corporate Council of the New York Botanical Garden. He was formerly a Member of the Board of Directors of Forest Trends (2003 to 2011) and of the American Bird Conservancy (2003-2013) where he served as Chair from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Brumm received his Law degree from Columbia University Law School and graduated magna cum laude from the California State University, Fresno with a BA in Political Science.