Jim and his wife, Gini, moved to Perdido Key in January 2013, when he took the position of Director of Sales & Marketing at Gilmore Services in Pensacola. They relocated from Minneapolis, MN where they raised two daughters who both still live in Minneapolis.
He has 20 plus years of experience in the Information Destruction & Records Management Industry. Seventeen were spent in Minneapolis, MN, building one of the largest privately-held information destruction companies in the industry.
Jim served on the Board of Directors for National Association of Information Destruction, an industry international trade association, he was honored as a NAID member of the year (2008) and served as the NAID President (2010). In 2017 Jim received the President’s Award for his dedication to the industry. “The NAID President’s Award is reserved for those few individuals who have contributed to data protection in a meaningful way throughout their careers,” said NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “I can think of no one more deserving than Jim Beran. Through his decades of efforts to advance the industry, thousands of organizations and millions of people around the world are that much safer.”
Jim is the current Chair of the NAID Certification Review Board, which is the regulatory board charged with protecting the integrity of the NAID Certification Program.
Since joining Gilmore Services in 2013, Jim has been active locally, he’s a Five Flags Rotarian, serves on the Executive Boards of Pensacola Sports, and is the 2020 past Chair of Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce.