James M. Hobbs

Senior Director of Global Programs
James Hobbs is responsible for overseeing all aspects of global meeting and conference management for key clients.


James holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history and communications from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.


James' experience ranges in managing programs from $50,000 to $25 million. He has extensive experience managing both hotel and convention centers in the US and abroad for programs with attendance ranging from 25 to 2000 attendees. James has worked extensively throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

In addition, he has managed a variety of suppliers globally to establish local call centers for events, translation services, special event companies, production and audio-visual companies, service contractors, lead retrieval providers, transportation specialists, security specialists and housing management companies.

Why Do I Love Events and Associations?

“I love events and associations because I love to make people happy and put smiles on their faces.”

What Inspires Me?

“I’m inspired by great art. I love having to think outside of the box and being surprised and shocked.”

Fun Facts
  • James is fluent in Danish.
  • James has flown around the world three times and walked the Great Wall of China.
  • James has lived in Denmark and would love to go back and visit.

How Can We Help You? +1 404.240.0999

When the logo went through and people cheered, I thought to myself, "Well, good. ChLA has collectively embraced Meeting Expectations, and this is the absolute proof of that." You have been amazingly supportive of our needs, and I know I am not alone in my gratitude.

Board of Directors Children's Literature Association