Mr. Smalley has been a resident of the Peninsula his entire life. Originally beginning his working life in the building trade, he shifted his focus into financial planning and wealth management in 1990. He holds BA and BFA degrees from Brooks Institute in California and studied economics at the University of Puget Sound. He currently is a Senior Vice President with Morgan Stanley in Gig Harbor.
In addition to his financial credentials, Jim has significant experience serving on boards. He is currently a member of the board of directors for CHI Franciscan Health. He is past-chair of Harrison Medical Center and has been awarded Director Emeritus status. He served on the board of Sight life, the largest cornea eye bank in the world which includes clinics in the U.S. and India for 12 years and was given board emeritus status. He has served as a board member for the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor and has been awarded Life Director status with the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County. In these capacities, he has acquired extensive knowledge on how successful board governance is achieved and maintained.
In his free time, Jim restores and shows classic cars from the 30’s to the 60’s. He is a nationally recognized expert and judge on Austin Healey’s and has shown multiple times at the Pebble Beach Concours d ’elegance. He has loaned cars to the LeMay Museum in Tacoma since its opening in 2012. Jim has bred, raised, and shown champion Bernese Mountain Dogs for 43 years. He routinely volunteers his time to support local causes and is a recipient of Morgan Stanley’s Gold Presidential Volunteer Award for donating over 500 hours of service to his community annually. Jim and his family live in Gig Harbor and have been Peninsula Light members for the past 16 years. He feels the Peninsula Light board does an excellent job of stewardship and is honored to be on the board of directors. He brings extensive financial knowledge and board experience to help guide the Peninsula Light Company as it moves into the future.