External Affairs/Board of Advisors
James Group International
Lorron James is President of Magnolia Automotive Services (MAS), a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho that currently operates Tire and Wheel and cross-dock operations. He is also the President of TLX, a supply chain management software company. Lorron serves on the Board of Advisors for James Group International (JGI). Lorron joined JGI in February of 2007 as the Marketing/Sales Manager and has also held Director of Supply Chain Management and Vice President of Business Development positions during his almost nine years working at several JGI operating companies including MAS, TLX and Renaissance Global Logistics.
Lorron graduated from Arizona State University in 2005 and worked with the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team as the Community Affairs Coordinator for two and a half years. Lorron’s community involvement includes serving as Co-Chair on the Children’s Hospital Foundation – Leaders for Kids Board. He has also been chosen to serve on the Youth of the Year Selection Committee, which benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Michigan. Lorron is a graduate of the Leadership Detroit XXXI class through the Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC) and also served as the President of the Intermediate Council at the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) in 2011. Benefitting the DAC Foundation, he’s also on the Michigan High School/College Athlete of the Year Selection Committee. Lorron is a part of Riviera XXVIII which is an extension of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and also serves on the DRC Board. He was also appointed to the Detroit Wayne County Port Authority Board by Mayor Mike Duggan. In late 2014, Lorron was appointed to the Financial Review Commission by Governor Rick Snyder, to oversee how the City of Detroit re-invests its funds post-bankruptcy.