Jim Anderson

John AndersonJim Anderson

Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs

Cox Health


Jim Anderson is the Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs at CoxHealth where he oversees the areas of marketing, corporate communications, public affairs and advocacy.
Prior to that position, he served as President of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce for 26 years, where he was chief executive and administrative officer. In that position he was responsible to the Board of Directors for coordination of the business plan; organizational structure procedures; motivation of volunteers; income and expenditures; maintenance of membership; employment, training and supervision of staff; interpretation of policy; maintenance of building; and long-range planning. He also staffed the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Directors Nominating Committee, Officers Nominating Committee and the Past Chairmen's Advisory Council

Anderson is a 1971 graduate of Missouri State University. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. In 2002, Drury University awarded him the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The year before, he was named by Missouri State University as one of three “Outstanding Alumni.”

In 2005, he was presented the Springfieldian Award. Also, in 2005, he was a recipient of the Missourian Award. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Business Award from the Springfield Business Journal. Also, in 2007, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America Ozark Trails Council. In 2008, he was inducted into the Academy of Missouri Squires. In 2010, he was the recipient of the O. Franklin Kenworthy Award for Outstanding Leadership.

He is married to Janet. They have two daughters, Rachel and Rebecca.