Our new president, Jim Buffum, has been a long-time resident of Ocean County since moving here with his wife, Kathy, shortly after college. They take great pride in having raised two wonderful daughters and now enjoy spending time with their four amazing grandchildren.

Jim’s love of all music began at a young age in the South Jersey hamlet of Collingswood when he took piano lessons. Later, in high school he was described as the closest thing to a music major due to his interest music and participation in the band.

His parents fostered his interest by providing many exposures to all types of music. He was a regular attendee of Philadelphia Orchestra performances. Conductors Eugene Ormandy and Leonard Bernstein were among his favorites.

Active in the community long before he retired, Jim has served on the board of the Ocean County YMCA for 30 years serving as its president twice. Currently, he is the president of Toms River Country Club and has been a long-time board member of the GSP. Jim continues to volunteer in many different organizations that serve our community.