Jim Willis is a native of Camanche, IA and a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, where he majored in Business Administration. Jim was a 4 year letter winner in Tennis, but also earned letters in both Basketball and Football. Jim currently lives in Waverly, IA with his wife (Nicole) and 3 children (Luke, Brooke & Brady).
After graduating from Coe in 1994, Jim started his working career in the Customer Service & Management areas at McLeodUSA in Cedar Rapids. He worked there until 2001, when he accepted a position as a producer in the employee benefits area at 1st Insurance Services in Waverly, IA. It was there that Jim became very passionate about health insurance and employee benefits. He worked to become an expert in the field, and grew that line of business exponentially, proving to be a true trusted advisor to his clients. In October of 2015, Jim branched off to start his own business (Willis Benefits) and began a friendship with Justin & Jerry at Group Benefit Partners. As their friendship grew, and they realized how similar they were in their approach to the business, ideas began to blossom. Knowing they were better together, their goal was to leverage the expertise of a combined group to enhance the individual ability of each consultant, while joining forces to create a strong organization.
In 2017, Jim announced his integration as a Partner in the Group Benefit Partners family.