In his 19 years as general manager of a large local hotel, Jim Guthrie has developed the business skills necessary to provide sound financial and personnel practices to SLO County Government. Jim was hired to turn around a financially stressed business and answer to its investors. Every year, under Jim’s business direction, hundreds of customers are pleased. He manages a large staff of satisfied employees and deals with budgeting, maintenance, and improvements of the business. This experience will be valuable in his decision-making for the business of county government.