James S. Frank '65

Jim Frank '65Executive Chair
Wheels, Inc.

Winnetka, Illinois

Elected 2019 (Charter Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.B.A. Stanford University

Jim Frank is Executive Chairman of the Board of Wheels, Inc. Wheels founded the Vehicle Fleet Management and Leasing Industry in 1939 and, under Jim's direction since 1975, has been a leader in innovation, growing from 25,000 vehicles to become one of North America's premier fleet management providers with over 300,000 vehicles under management in North America and over 1 million vehicles in 40 countries in partnership with ALD. Mr. Frank has held leadership roles in industry organizations, been keynote speaker at national conferences, and has represented the industry before the U.S. Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, U. S Treasury, and the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Mr. Frank has a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and MBA from Stanford University. He is actively involved in community affairs, serving on the Boards of the  University of Chicago, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Teach for America, and the Chicago Public Education Fund. He is the Board Chair of Intrinsic Network of Charter Schools and Vice Chair of the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he has been recognized as an Honorary Fellow of the Division of Biological Sciences.

Mr. Frank lives with his wife Karen in Winnetka, Illinois, and Aspen, Colorado. They have three children, two of whom are Dartmouth graduates, and five grandchildren.