Jim Ayres

Amway leader to kick off Viking Speaker Series

Jim Ayres, managing director at Amway, will kick off the 2019-20 Glen Oaks Viking Speaker Series, Thursday, Oct. 10, at noon in the Nora Hagen Theatre on the campus of Glen Oaks Community College.

His talk, “Leadership Success in the Global Marketplace” will focus on what makes a great leader, especially in the global market.

Drawing from many years of experience in business, Ayres will talk about success when facing numerous challenges in today’s business world. His emphasis is on business, but current or future leaders in any career can benefit from the lessons he has learned.

Ayres oversees all business operations for the North American affiliate of Amway. He leads the affiliate’s efforts to grow its business by increasing brand awareness and launching exceptional new products through partnership with IBO’s support and service.

A graduate from Grand Valley State University, Ayres earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Biological Sciences. He has a MBA from Davenport University.  His interests and areas of expertise include cross-cultural international business, coaching and mentoring, change leadership, strategic planning and project management.

The event is free and open to the public.