ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Small Business Monthly (SBM) has named Jim Curran one of the “100 St. Louisans to Know.” Curran is the executive vice president of the Electrical Connection, a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
In selecting Curran for the honor, St. Louis SBM noted Curran’s “more than 30 years of experience in economic development.” Curran develops business opportunities for IBEW/NECA statewide by working with organizations advancing Missouri’s economic development, energy and technology needs. He is board secretary for the Hawthorn Foundation and also serves its executive committee. Curran is also vice chair and executive committee member for the Missouri Energy Initiative, which sets energy policy for the state. In addition, Curran’s board service includes the Missouri Partnership, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) – Gateway Chapter, Univerdant Sustainability Network, LLC, the Missouri Small Modular Reactor (SMRs) Readiness Committee, the St. Louis Regional Chamber Energy and Environmental Committee and The Economic Development Center of St. Charles County.
Curran also orchestrates the Electrical Connection’s energy STEM education partnerships with the Saint Louis Science Center, Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club, Partners for Progress of Greater St. Charles, FIRST Robotics and more. He co-authored an article in the St. Louis American on the importance of STEM education in the electrical industry.
The article profiling Curran can be found in the April issue of St. Louis SBM or at this link.