FOUNDED IN 1975 AND BASED IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, JIM WILSON & ASSOCIATES HAS DEVELOPED AND MANAGED A WIDE ARRAY OF PROPERTIES THROUGHOUT THE EASTERN UNITED STATES, INCLUDING CLASS A OFFICE BUILDINGS, HOTELS, RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES AND MILLIONS OF SQUARE FEET OF PREMIER SHOPPING SPACE. THESE EXPERIENCES HAVE BROUGHT KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE THAT HAVE GENERATED NEW INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CAPITAL, HOSPITALITY AND GAMING VENTURES AS WELL. AS A RESULT, JWA’S SERVICES ARE EXPANDING THROUGH THE FORMATION OF PARTNERSHIPS AND COMPANIES, INCLUDING 42 EQUITY PARTNERS and A&W ENTERPRISES, LLC.
JWA WAS FOUNDED BY JIM WILSON, JR. AND TODAY IS LED BY HIS SON, WILL WILSON, AND A WELL-ESTABLISHED TEAM OF TALENTED AND EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS.
JAMES WINFREY WILSON, III
Past Chairman & CEO, Jim Wilson & Associates
Jim Wilson, III (June 14, 1963 – March 11, 2023) an Alabama business leader, was a dynamic individual and an impactful philanthropist. He used his time and resources to make life better for so many. Jim will also be remembered for his unrivaled charisma, unfiltered humor and unfettered love for his family, friends and JWA.
Jim’s leadership, service and dedication will continue to have a lasting impact on JWA as well as the many companies, institutions and individuals not only in the State of Alabama but across the country with whom Jim worked. Jim, along with his brother Will, successfully built upon the legacy of the firm’s founder and their father Jim Wilson, Jr. where building blocks of success continue to support the ideals of the Wilson Family and its businesses.
JAMES WINFREY WILSON, JR.
Founder, Jim Wilson & Associates
Jim Wilson, Jr. (January 29, 1935 – September 21, 2006) left behind far more than a business — he left behind a legacy of hard work, integrity and generosity. His insistence on doing things the right way every day continues to guide JWA, just as his love and enthusiasm for the work — and the people who worked with him — continues to inspire us. He exemplified character, commitment and friendship. It was our privilege to work with him, to know him, and to learn from him.
Generosity was one of Mr. Wilson’s foremost qualities, and many arts and education institutions benefited from Mr. Wilson’s philanthropic commitment. Today, his son Will Wilson continues to honor his father’s legacy through support of various organizations. This tradition of giving is a hallmark of the JWA culture.
Philanthropic commitment has long been an integral part of the Jim Wilson & Associates culture. Founder Jim Wilson Jr. exemplified generosity in his support of the arts, athletics, education and health research. Today, his generous legacy lives on through the company’s continued support of various organizations.
Among the most visible areas of philanthropy, the company donated the land for the James W. Wilson Elementary School and an adjacent branch of the YMCA. JWA has also generously supported facilities additions to the campuses of Tulane University and Huntingdon College. Countless other philanthropic contributions have been made over the years as well, in keeping with this long legacy of giving.