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James M. “Jim” Holland, CPA

1st term, expires June 30, 2017


James "Jim" Holland, CPA was appointed to the Virginia Board of Accountancy by Governor McDonnell in September 2013. He currently serves on the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors. He was re-elected as the Dale District Supervisor in November 2015, and began his third term of four years. He was elected as the board's vice chairman in 2010.

Holland is a 25-year resident of Chesterfield County. Born in Gates, N.C., he received a Master's in Business Administration in 1980 from North Carolina Central University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Fayetteville State University in 1979, with honors.

Holland served in the United States Army at Fort Bragg, N.C. from January 1972 until December 1974, in the 18th Airborne Corp, 118th Military Police company as a Paratrooper and Military Policeman during the de-escalation of the Vietnam War.

Holland is the President of Holland & Company, CPA located in Chesterfield County. He is retired from Philip Morris USA International. He is also a professor of accounting and CPA advisor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

He is a member of the Chesterfield Democratic Party and is an active member in several organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of CPAs. Holland has been active in many civic organizations including the Chesterfield County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Task Force, Parent-Teacher Association, Chesterfield County Council of PTAs as District Vice President, President of Jacobs Athletic Association and Treasurer of Manchester High School Band Boosters Club. He serves on the Supervisory Committee of the Virginia Credit Union.

Holland was appointed by Gov. Warner and Gov. Kaine to the Board of Commissioners, Virginia Public School Authority from 2002-08 and was appointed by Gov. Kaine as chairman in 2008. He also served as a member of the Capital Region Airport Commission and as Chairman of the Commission’s Finance Committee.

Holland and his wife, Judith, a teacher for Chesterfield County Public Schools, have two children, both of whom graduated from Chesterfield County Public Schools and are college graduates.

Committee Appointments/Regional Assignments

  • Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
  • Richmond Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization
  • Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Capital Region Taxicab Advisory Board
  • Richmond Diamond Operation Committee
  • Capital Region Workforce Partnership Chief Local Elected Officials Consortium
  • Chesterfield Board of Supervisor’s Budget and Audit Committee