Jim Ambrose has been a member of the Kettering Board of Education since 2012. Jim has lived in Kettering since 1983 and has been in the private practice of law in the Dayton area since 1975. He attended the University of Dayton, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1970, and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1974 from Ohio Northern College of Law.
Jim is a member of many associations and has served on numerous community and professional boards, including:
The Dor-Wood Optimist Club, The Dayton Bar Association (1975-present), (Executive Committee, 1985-1986), Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court, Master (1995-1997), Ohio State Bar Association, American Bar Association (1975-2000); American Association for Justice (1978-present), Ohio Association for Justice (1980-present, Board of Trustees, 1993-2001, Executive Committee, 1998-1999), Charter Member of the Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1992, 1993, 1994, Board of Trustees, 1988-present); Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Acting Judge of Kettering Municipal Court (2006-present).
Jim has been Legal Counsel for the Western Ohio Regional Alcoholism Council; a member of the Advisory Board of the Wright State University School of Medicine's Weekend Intervention Program,(1982-present) and Legal Counsel for the Dayton Police Department's Police Athletic League, 1984-1990; 2000-2001).
He has coached youth and junior high football (1983-1994) and served on St. Albert the Great and Alter High School athletic associations, including serving as president of the Alter High School Football Association in 1992 and 1993. In addition, he has served on several community fundraising committees.
Jim and his wife, Micki, have four sons and five grandchildren.