James R Barry's Profile and Contact Information
Jim moved to Ketchikan in September 1985 after accepting a position in the Personal Lines department. After learning things on the personal insurance side Jim moved into the Commercial Lines arena. In 1987, Margaret, who is now his wife, relocated from Seattle. She began working for Ketchikan General Hospital, and continues her path with PeaceHealth. While they don’t have any children of their own, they are blessed with & very proud of their three nieces and one nephew, ranging in age from “almost 5” to 29 years old. They enjoy spending time and getting energized when they get together.
In 1998 Jim became an Officer of the Corporation, with ownership interest. He currently holds the Vice President position. Jim has served 10+ years on the Alaska Independent Insurance Agent and Brokers Association. After holding various posts in the association, He served as President in 2007. He has also had the pleasure of serving as a board member on several local associations, and is a member of the Elks.
Jim enjoys living in our close-knit community of Southeast Alaska. Because of our sense of community, we can come together on issues that affect us and our future. He also enjoys the outdoor opportunities afforded us here. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, he will utilize use that time to read - usually something about sports, history or politics.