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Jim Joseph is the former President and CEO of Oneida Ltd., the #1 tabletop brand in North America and one of the leading housewares brands in the world with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.  The recent sale of Oneida Ltd. and its subsequent merger with Anchor-Hocking, has led to the creation of a new parent company, Everyware, Inc.  Jim has been elected to Everyware’s board of directors.

Throughout Jim’s 25-years at Oneida Ltd., he held various senior posts within the U.S. and around the world.  In the early 1990’s, Jim was appointed Managing Director of Latin America.  Based in Mexico City, Jim significantly increased Oneida’s market presence throughout Mexico and Central and South America.  Based in London nearly a decade later, Jim made similar, significant market share gains for Oneida throughout Europe.  In 2000, he was named SVP of Oneida’s Foodservice Division, a position based at Oneida’s headquarters in upstate New York.  Six years later, he was named President & CEO, position he held until early 2012 following the sale of Oneida Ltd. to Monomoy Capital Partners.

In addition to his responsibilities at Everyware, Inc., Jim has been named the first Executive in Residence (EIR) at LeMoyne College’s newly minted School of Business.  As LeMoyne’s very first EIR, Jim will write, lecture, mentor, and create strategic alliances with major universities both regionally and around the world.  He represented LeMoyne at the 2012 International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain.

Early in Jim’s career, he was a Presidential Fellow working for the Reagan Administration.  In addition, Jim spent the first years of his career with the Big 4 accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).  Jim is a certified public accountant.

A native of Central New York, Jim firmly believes in leaving the world a better place than he found it.  In addition to a nearly 10-year stint as chairman of the finance committee at St. James church, Jim serves/has served on boards that are important to the vibrancy of CNY:  The Everson Museum, Foodbank of CNY, Catholic Schools Counsel, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and LeMoyne College. 

Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Syracuse University’s  Maxwell School of Citizenship and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from LeMoyne College.

Jim and his wife Renee have lived in Cazenovia for nearly 12 years.  They have four children:  Andrew (currently a graduate student), Karlie (currently working and living in Manhattan), Sara (working and living in upstate NY) and Jamie, a sixth grader at the Cazenovia middle school.