James LaVeck

Board Member and Founder

Jim LaVeck is a PMI-certified Project Manager with over 30 years experience helping financial services companies all over the world achieve higher levels of performance. After building a boutique consulting firm, and a period of time as a wedding/event videographer, for the last 10 years, he has been working with a global software company and is currently a project manager running cloud implementation projects .

In 2000, Jim went to see a production of Del Shores' Southern Baptist Sissies at the Zephyr Theater.  While the play and the message stuck with him for a number of years, it was another 14 years before Jim and Del would connect over producing A Very Sordid Wedding.

The 14 years between found Jim and his late husband adopting two children and doing foster care, getting involved with LGBT-positive organizations such as Equality California, Human Rights Campaign and Family Equality Council.  They brought additional LGBT-headed families into the foster care system in Ventura, California and mentored other foster and adoptive parents.  Jim remains a supporter of FEC and their mission and has also begun focusing on how the arts can be used as a positive force for change and a platform for LGBTQ+ voices.  It was under this focus that he chose to help produce A Very Sordid Wedding, because it was a story that needed to be told.  And nobody could tell the story with the humor and dignity of Del Shores.

 

It is also under this focus that Jim decided to become a Founding Board Member to the Del Shores Foundation with the promise to lift up LGBTQ+ artists, to provide a voice and platform, and to help produce works of art that will impact the world.

 

Jim currently resides in North Central Massachusetts with his two children and is involved in his local community as a School Committee member and Vice-Chair of the Architectural Preservation District Commission.

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