Jim Hunter

Class of 1970

Jim grew up in the mining town of Silverbell and was very active during his four years at Marana High School, including Student Council and Victory Club.  He played basketball and was a member of the 1969 State Champion Varsity Team. He is an alumnus of the University of Arizona and while a student there began working as a bank teller to help finance school and support his family.  This job eventually led to his current and successful career in banking.

For the past three decades, Jim has been the top Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in Southern Arizona and one of the top small business lenders in the nation.  Per Jim Click of Jim Click Automotive, “It’s fantastic that right here in Tucson we have someone that has the knowledge to help small business owners access those dollars.”

Jim has been active in the Tucson community through his church and Junior Achievement, mentoring UA Eller College students and interns at the UA.  He co-founded the networking organization Commercial Real Estate Association of Tucson.  Jim is an advocate for small businesses and takes great pride in being able to help a multitude of small business owners over the years.

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