Feb 03, 2015
Board of Directors Member Spotlight – David Jarman
Jarman, Senior Vice President – Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has
been a member of the Janus Board of Directors for over 20 years. David served
as Board President and currently chairs the Board Advancement Committee.
Tell us about
your professional background.
I have been in
the financial industry for almost 35 years and currently with Wells Fargo
Advisors, LLC since October 2010.
Are you a native Oregonian? If not, what brought
you to the Northwest?
I was born and raised in the Northwest and would
find it hard to leave because of all that the Northwest has to offer.
Why do you feel it’s important to invest in your
I was raised in a community that has given so
much to me. I feel that investing in the same community is my way of giving
Are you involved with any other organization
other than Janus?
I give the majority of my time to my commitment
with Janus. Our daughter is currently a senior at Cleveland High School where I
also volunteer my time and participate in activities. It has always been
important to me to invest in our children’s schools.
What originally inspired you to join the Janus
I participated in the first golf tournament that
Janus held to benefit the Buckman House. I was impressed with how the Buckman House
was effectively helping young men in the community and wanted to be a part of
it. David Striar was the program director at the time and invited me to join
the board. I joined shortly after the first annual golf tournament.
What do you hope to accomplish by serving as a
Janus board member?
I hope to continue the mission of providing
services to enhance the quality of life for children, youth, and families in
the community. I consider myself an “ambassador” for Janus. I spread the word
and tell the Janus story when I can. Like most nonprofits, financial resources
are tight and I want to keep building partnerships to continue the services
that Janus provides to our community.
Janus uses a limited budget to help a large
amount of youth and families. For many of these kids, the alternative is jail
and by providing rehabilitation services they are able to get back into society
with far less cost to our community. I believe this is the best way to benefit
both the youth and our community and am committed to helping this cause.
What extra-curricular activities do you enjoy
when not working or volunteering?
I enjoy spending time with my family as well as
skiing, fly fishing, golf and hiking.