About Jim Strawn

Jim is the energetic Owner and President of Jim Strawn & Company. He is a charismatic leader doing his part to make America and his home state of West Virginia, a better place to live, learn, work and play. Author. TV Show Host. Speaker. Marketing Strategist. Blogger. Event Planner. Fundraiser. Radio Personality. University Professor.



Principal owner, Jim Strawn has 35 years of experience in providing marketing strategies for companies. He is a well-known personality and public service figure throughout the state of West Virginia. He has an extensive background in marketing, advertising, public relations, social media marketing, strategic planning, branding, media relations, email marketing, e-newsletters, social networking, blogging, web design, public speaking, event planning, working with non-profits and municipalities.



On Jim’s Linkedin Profile page, he has received over 3700 endorsements for his work in marketing. All from people who know him and have worked with him. How can that many West Virginians and Charlestonians be wrong!

“I just wanna be Me – for You”

Jim Strawns’ Community Involvement

Jim continues to be a valued asset in the community as evident with his involvement in:

Salvation Army
Charleston Ballet logo
Appalachian Children's Chorus


Jim is a co-author of the Sad Mad Glad book series with life-long friend Chuck Stump.
The Sad Mad Glad Books are motivational books that teach and inspire children of all ages the importance of having a positive attitude. The books teach and heighten the awareness of character values such as Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Citizenship, Caring and Fairness.

There are currently 4 books published:

  • The Sad Mad Glad Book: The Anatomy of Your Attitude
  • Another Sad Mad Glad Book: The Anatomy of Your Attitude
  • The Sad Mad Glad Christian: The Anatomy of Your Faith
  • The Sad Mad Glad Baby Book

Jim & Chuck, the Sad Mad Glad guys, are available to come to your school, event, training, conference, bookstore, or business.