Urban Success Network - Jim Tilmon

A division of Your Success Network, Inc.

"When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life."

- Stedman Graham

Jim Tilmon, Vice Chairman

Mr. Tilmon was the 5th African American Commercial Pilot to fly in the U.S. beginning his career with American Airlines, where he was the 3rd in their history. He spent 29 years with American. Mr. Tilmon then spent 22 years with NBC in Chicago as their weather forecaster and the aviation and science reporter.

Among his many other accomplishments, television Emmy, press awards and contributions, he and his wife Joan have always been involved in community activities. One in particular was his participation in the Plans for Progress Task Force on Youth Motivation, a program instituted by then Vice-President Hubert Humphrey. The program’s intent was to enlighten minority youth high school and college students concerning the expanding opportunities in industry, and to inspire them with the confidence to seek careers in areas they may not have thought possible. This and his other tireless work with minority youth across the nation won him the coveted American Airlines "Captain's Chair" award.

Your Success Network is honored and privileged to have Mr. Tilmon as the Vice-Chairman and his vast knowledge and experience will only enable the ability to change millions of lives.


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