Jim “Boots” Demarest is a professional speaker and consultant with decades of leadership experience. A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, he spent ten years as an active duty F-15 Fighter Pilot, and was a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Fighter Weapons School “Top Gun” program. He served in Desert Storm as an F-15 pilot.
Following his active duty service, Jim graduated from Cornell Law School where he served as Managing Editor of the Cornell Law Review. He then spent nine years as a commercial litigation attorney in a national law firm.
Boots returned to military service in 2009 when he joined the Florida Air National Guard. He is a sought-after speaker on topics including leadership, strategic and tactical planning, and execution improvement. He has worked with NFL Teams, Fortune 500 and Global 2,000 organizations, and established companies and teams in the finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical, sales, legal, consumer products, banking, medical devices, and technology industries.
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