James G. Katzinski

Gift Planning Officer Washington

Jim joined the Northwest Center in 1999 as part of the expanded team challenging the region’s listing of salmon under the Endangered Species Act. Since then, he has spearheaded PLF’s fundraising program in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho.

Prior to joining PLF, Jim worked for major institutions in the financial services industry, advising high net worth clients on appropriate investment strategies based on their goals and risk tolerance. This experience uniquely qualifies him to serve as PLF’s Director of Gift Planning, assisting donors with their legacy planning options and working with their advisors to design a gift plan that meets their goals.

Jim graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Finance in 1984 and is a passionate Cougar fan. He’s also proud to have met and shaken the hands of two U.S. Presidents, Gerald R. Ford and George W. Bush. When he’s not enjoying his Mustang convertible, Jim enjoys his annual pilgrimage to Maui and any opportunity to walk on the Pebble Beach golf course.