James Walsh

James Walsh

Work History

Work History
Apr 2003 - Present

Executive Vice President - Partner

West & Zajac Advertising

Do all things to improve client's edge in the marketplace.

Manage existing accounts and oversee sales staff in acquisition of new business. 

Accepted position of Partner in 2008.

Aug 1996 - Apr 2003

Account Executive

West & Zajac Advertising

Build client base at this full service advertising agency.  No accounts were provided.  Set executive-level appointments, make presentations, sell services and manage client's advertising campaigns. Recommend creative strategies, media, budgets and follow-up.  

After seven years appointed Executive VIce President.

Aug 1991 - Jul 1996

Director of Development

Lakeshore Public Television

Directed all income streams during a difficult economy for this full coverage television station.

In five years:

  • Eliminated all long-term debt
  • Overhauled entire membership system
  • Established ongoing membership drives
  • Solicited major grants and foundation support
  • Added underwriting sales team
  • Directed special events
  • Began process of capital campaign to acquire equipment and expand facilities

Formerly known as WYIN-TV 56.




Leadership Northwest Indiana

Independent 12 month leadership course.


Southern Illinois University

Minor - Speech, Public Relations

College education paid 100% by me without debt or financing.


Move ahead.

Experienced media and marketing professional with a special emphasis in banking, healthcare, B2B and NPOs.

I want to offer what I do, and mentor what I know, for the advancement of your company and your staff.

Very short learning curve.  Good work ethic.  Clean history.  Relational.  Authentic.

So much to say. So little space.  Here's a summary:


Leadership Northwest Indiana

Director and twice past president of this independent 12 month leadership course.  Special instructor/presenter for sessions on Communications.  Graduated course in 1994.

Freedom Evangelical Church

Founding officer and Elder for this independent non-denominational church in Schererville, IN.


Under 'High Meadow Productions' copyright wrote and directed "Division Street Christmas" a three act play with original music. Wrote numerous skits and sketches.


Play guitar, mandolin, laptop dulcimer


Visited Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, Belgium, France and most of the United States