Email: JAMES R. CHEESMAN
Jim Cheesman grew up in Lynn, Indiana and attended Purdue Universary. Singing in the Purdue Glee Club took priority over Civil Engineering and resulted in a 4 year stint in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. In January 1959 he was employed by the Civil Aeronautics Administration/Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Controller at the Indianapolis Enroute Control Center. He worked there as a Controller, an Evaluation and Proficiency Development Specialist, and as an Air Traffic Control Consultant until November 2000.
Jim and Mary Jane were married in 1955 and currently live in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
A member of SPEBQSA in the early 1960's for several years, Jim joined the Hilton Head Lighthouse Chorus in 2006. He has served as President of the Speed Capitol Chorus in Indianapolis, Indiana and Secretary, as well as President, of the Hilton Head Chorus.