Jim Hutson is the owner and manager of The Jim Hutson Agency, LLC. The agency consists of a growing association of financial professionals whose mission is to provide clients with guidance toward a comfortable retirement. Jim began his work as an insurance and financial advisor in 2001 after a successful 29-year career as a band director in the public schools of the Texas panhandle and south plains.
Jim graduated from Tulia High School in 1967 and went on to become a music major at West Texas State University (Now West Texas A&M). He graduated from WT with a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1971, when he also received an appointment to the rank of second lieutenant in the US Army Reserve. Jim attended Signal Officer Basic Course at Fort Gordon, Georgia, after which he began a 14-year part-time career as a reserve army officer. He began his teaching career at Levelland Jr. High in 1972, and received his Master of Arts Degree in 1973. He served a 7-year career as Band Director at Levelland High School before moving to Amarillo in 1983 where he was Director of Bands for the River Road School District for 18 years, retiring in 2001. He completed his military career in 1984, retiring at the rank of Captain.
Jim has served in leadership positions during his career as a band director, Army reserve officer, and financial professional. He served as Band Division Chairman for Region 1 of the Texas Music Educators Association for 4 years, followed by Region President for 4 years. He joined the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors in 2010 and served as NAIFA Amarillo Area President in 2015. He has managed the Association’s “Tri-City Sales Forum” for the past 4 years. Jim also remains active in the community’s music scene as President of the Greater Southwest Music Festival, a competitive festival for bands, choirs, and orchestras hosting over 12,000 students every year. He conducts the annual “Tuba Christmas” project each December where tuba and euphonium players gather to rehearse and perform unique Christmas music.
Jim has assembled a growing agency of competent financial professionals, all dedicated to helping their clients achieve a worry-free retirement. Jim and his agents combine their knowledge of life insurance and investments to help clients live the lives they’ve imagined. Jim and his wife Frances are native Texans. They have two daughters, Ruth and Emily.
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