People in Business
Furry Friends announced that volunteer Jim Grafmyre has joined the organization’s executive board. Grafmyre holds the role of facility maintenance, information technology, and security.
Grafmyre has served as a volunteer since 2021 and has proven to be an indispensable asset, serving as Furry Friends’ versatile handyman and “jack of all trades,” according to a statement from the nonprofit. His responsibilities include overseeing the indoor renovation of the shelter and implementing various building upgrades.
Grafmyre has 27 years of professional experience at Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he held an executive management position overseeing the infrastructure and operation services group. This role involved the management of critical areas such as data centers, networking, communications, AV, collaborations, end user computing, and help desk.
Grafmyre has focused on enhancing Furry Friends’ IT and security systems and streamlining several of the shelter’s organizational functions to improve the efficiency of Furry Friends’ operations.