GFM is excited to announce and welcome Jim Tubbs to our team. Jim has joined Glaub Farm Management as Sales Associate and Farm Financial Consultant with more than 40 years of experience in agricultural lending and banking. He has been involved not only in finance, but also farm management, land valuations and financial consulting during his career. He possesses knowledge and perspective to guide clients through transactions of all complexity levels. With this skill set, he is uniquely qualified to assist farm families and investors in making additions or changes to their operations.
Prior to joining GFM, Jim spent 33 years with Regions Bank, the last five as Northeast Arkansas Market Executive. Prior to this role, he served as a Senior Sales Manager for Agricultural and Commercial loans, with oversight of the local Agricultural loan portfolio. He continued to service a sizable individual portfolio while serving in these management roles.
After earning a BSA in Agribusiness and Economics from Arkansas State University, Jim started his career as a Farm Financial Consultant with Schaaf, Orr, and Co. Ltd., a former Jonesboro-based CPA firm. For six years, he was with Farm Credit Services serving in the roles of Loan Officer and Branch Manager. Prior to that, he was a Staff Appraiser with Huber Land Corporation of Memphis. Prior to Jim’s professional career, he was brought up on their family farm, Southwest of Jonesboro, AR, where he maintains a connection.
Throughout Jim’s career, he has diligently committed himself to continuing education. He’s completed the Basic and Advanced Principles of Rural Appraisal courses from the ASFMRA., the Farm and Land Institute’s Land Return Analysis Course and Credit Fundamentals I, II and III from the Farm Credit System. He is also a graduate of the University of Memphis Mid-South School of Banking, the A.B.A. National Commercial Lending School (Norman, Okla.) and the Dale Carnegie Human Relations course.
Jim has also invested in personal leadership growth through Regions’ Leaders at All Levels training and the Greater Jonesboro Area Chamber of Commerce “Leadership Jonesboro” program. He’s served on the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce’s Agribusiness Committee and the Craighead County Farm Family Selection Committee. He’s an active member and past president of the Exchange Club of Jonesboro and Central Baptist Church. He has actively served on the Board of Directors of the Craighead County Farm Bureau since 1988 and been a recipient of the Arkansas State Distinguished Alumni in Agribusiness Award.
During Jim’s free time, he enjoys being on the farm, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his wife, kids, and grandchildren. Welcome aboard Jim!