Stanley (Stan) Krejci:Principal & Founder, The SK Group, LLC, an executive consulting firm (business partner)
"Jim Callan has a successful Washington, D.C., area-based lobbying and consulting business centered around farm legislation, regulation, and environmental issues. In his work on two farm bills, first as a senior Federal government official in 2007, and now as CEO of his own firm with the upcoming Farm Bill in 2014, Jim has demonstrated a keen understanding of the key players, the major issues, and the budget appropriations process affecting agriculture and domestic programs. As someone who has known Jim on a professional basis, I can attest to his dedication and commitment of excellence. His strong work ethic and passion for public policy serves his client base extremely well through his expertise in Federal crop insurance, farm programs, and crop protection as well as his knowledge of the environment, energy, and financial services."
Mark Lindley:Mark was a corporate member of a national agribusiness group where Mr. Callan was an executive (business partner) and currently has his own media consulting business. “Jim Callan knows his audience, knows his business and knows what it takes to get the job done. He is honorable, ethical and an incredibly hard worker. I would trust Jim to deliver results any and every time.” Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.
Raegan Weber:Former Executive Branch Official (colleague) and Former Press Office Director, GA State Senate, and Association Communications Director “I had the privilege of working for James Callan at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and later became colleagues that worked together as part of a team. James was a fantastic leader, guide and later an adviser. Decisions were made quickly when necessary, but always thought through with every consideration taken into account. Is a true leader guiding, developing and growing his team members. I learned a tremendous amount from him in the political field as well as public affairs. Given the opportunity, I would certainly work for him or with him again.” Kelly Porter:Former Associate Director, Office of Congressional Relations, United States Department of Agriculture (colleague), and current Defense Department official "Jim is a strong leader, always has the answer, and never misses a deadline. He has an outstanding rapport on Capitol Hill and is very well respected by anyone who has had the pleasure of working with him." Lynn A. Carlson:Owner Carlson's Ag Aviation & Past President, National Agricultural Aviation Association(supervisor) "During the events of 9/11, I was the immediate Past President of the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) and on the Executive Board of the NAAA. Jim Callan's duty at that time was Executive Director of our Association. Jim's performance was excellent during a very difficult time for our association. Jim handled the media along with working with the FAA and other key Federal agencies. Through Mr. Callan's efforts our members were able to begin applying crop protection products for farmers across the country in just a few days. This was a major event considering the situation. Mr. Callan was a huge asset for our association and its members."