735 South 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

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t: 800.659.4445
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Jim joined Bob Cirone at Gene Lilly Surety Bonds in 1988. He has served as Vice President of the agency since 1990. Prior to entering the surety industry, Jim served in law enforcement. He was a member of the Nebraska State Patrol from 1975 until 1984 beginning his career in the South Sioux City area. Following his service in law enforcement, he was affiliated with Connecticut Mutual as an insurance producer. Jim was born in Omaha and moved to Lincoln following his State Patrol duty in South Sioux City.

In addition to numerous industry-specific classes and advanced training schools, Jim attended the University of Nebraska and Peru State College.

Jim is active in the AGC Heavy Highway Chapter where he has served as treasurer and was a member of the executive board for many years. Jim continues to be active in various AGC committees particularly the PAC committee. Other industry involvement includes AGC Building Chapter, ABC, NUCA, LICA and serves on advisory boards for several construction-related entities.

Jim and his wife, Peggy, enjoy spending time as a family with their son, Tom, in Lincoln and daughter, Betsy, her husband, Seth, and daughter Mabrey in Oklahoma City. Jim and Peggy live east of Lincoln near Prairie Home. They have enjoyed country life for the past 30 years. Jim also spends his free time outdoors, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and an occasional round of golf