Jim Amos, Principal of Eagle Alliance Investments, is the former CEO of Mail Boxes Etc., now The UPS Store, and a 2011 inductee into the International Franchise Association’s Hall of Fame. He has sought to guide entrepreneurs, associates and fellow citizens as a board member of several companies, as a frequent business speaker, a prolific writer and a constant advocate for military veterans and business format franchising.
His board service, now and in the past, has included serving on the boards of The National Veteran’s Administration, The Marine Military Academy, The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, Meineke Car Care Centers, Oreck Corporation, Zig Ziglar Corporation, WSI of Canada, The University of Missouri, The HealthStore Foundation, Tasti D-Lite/Planet Smoothie, SkinPhD, Ken Blanchard’s Faith Walk Leadership Foundation, Aspen Dental and The Joint. He is serving as chair of Procter and Gamble’s Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc., and is past chairman of the International Franchise Association.
He is the author of: The Memorial, an award-winning novel that draws upon his experiences as a Marine in the Vietnam War. The Memorial is now being developed as a screen play in Hollywood; Focus or Failure: America at the Crossroads; The Transparent Leader; Corporate Giants; Above and Beyond; You Can Do It; The Entrepreneurs’ Creed and Living An Uncommon Life; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Franchising; Co-author of The Tasti D-Lite Way. He has also contributed chapters to several other books. He is currently working on his 5th book, The Journey.
He has been a repeat guest of Greta Van Susteren and has also provided commentary and insight for Fox News Channel, Fox Business and CNBC. He spoke in 2013 at Yale and Harvard, and has recently delivered speeches at the National Restaurant Association Leadership Conference, The IFA Annual Convention, at Crown Financial Ministries’ “New Normal Entrepreneur” conference, for the National Association of Development Companies, and at Secret Knock, an invitation-only gathering of leaders and visionaries held periodically in San Diego.
He is particularly passionate about small business ownership and the path to prosperity it opens, not only for business owners, but for their entire communities; ways to support and honor veterans; writing, and the opportunity it gives to share lessons and ideas, faith and philosophy, and how the lessons learned through reading great books and learning from great thinkers can strengthen life and decision-making.
Fun Facts: I play the saxophone, clarinet and the flute.