Jim Shevlin, Treasurer

Vocation: Vice President, Business Banking Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Hometown: Poway, California

Background: Jim graduated from Biola University with a BA in sociology and an emphasis in Latin American studies that included study abroad in Costa Rica. While at Biola, Jim also volunteered with Honduran missions and led the Tijuana Orphanage Outreach program. He has served small and medium-sized businesses since starting his financial services career in 2003, and assists the Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign as divisional chairman. Jim and his wife also have helped lead their church junior high school youth program since 2006.

Family: Jim and his beautiful wife Sarah have three young sons. 

What do you hope the Compton Initiative will accomplish? “While some would have Compton be infamous, I want to see the narrative for the City of Compton changed within my lifetime as a new story is written among residents and volunteers, the transformation of a city and of hearts.”

What is your favorite thing about a Compton work day? “I enjoy seeing young people serve for the first time. They have fun, work hard, and develop a sense of pride in learning to give back to their community. I hope they will grow up thinking that giving back is just something you do.”

How has the Compton Initiative helped you grow? “In 2006, going to Compton felt foreign to me and our work seemed to be just about cleaning and painting. Now I see how it’s tying the community together among residents, businesses, churches, schools, volunteer groups and local government.

Jim Shevlin, Treasurer

Vocation: Vice President, Business Banking Manager, Wells Fargo Bank

Hometown: Poway, California

Background: Jim graduated from Biola University with a BA in sociology and an emphasis in Latin American studies that included study abroad in Costa Rica. While at Biola, Jim also volunteered with Honduran missions and led the Tijuana Orphanage Outreach program. He has served small and medium-sized businesses since starting his financial services career in 2003, and assists the Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign as divisional chairman. Jim and his wife also have helped lead their church junior high school youth program since 2006.

Family: Jim and his beautiful wife Sarah have three young sons. 

What do you hope the Compton Initiative will accomplish? “While some would have Compton be infamous, I want to see the narrative for the City of Compton changed within my lifetime as a new story is written among residents and volunteers, the transformation of a city and of hearts.”

What is your favorite thing about a Compton work day? “I enjoy seeing young people serve for the first time. They have fun, work hard, and develop a sense of pride in learning to give back to their community. I hope they will grow up thinking that giving back is just something you do.”

How has the Compton Initiative helped you grow? “In 2006, going to Compton felt foreign to me and our work seemed to be just about cleaning and painting. Now I see how it’s tying the community together among residents, businesses, churches, schools, volunteer groups and local government.

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