Jim Neiman

Vice President and CEO
Neiman Enterprises, Inc.

jim-neimanJim D. Neiman is the 3rd generation in his family to work in the forest products industry. His grandfather, A.C. Neiman, started a sawmill in the Black Hills in 1936, and his dad, James S. Neiman, is still actively involved in the family’s ranch and timber businesses at the age of 85.

The Neiman Family now owns four Forest Products facilities: Devils Tower Forest Products, Hulett, WY; Rushmore Forest Products, Hill City, SD; Spearfish Forest Products, Spearfish, SD; and Montrose Forest Products, Montrose, CO. The Neiman Family also owns Neiman 77 Ranches and The Golf Club at Devils Tower, located in Hulett, WY as well as Heartland Wood Pellets, Spearfish, SD

Jim is a 1974 graduate from the University of Wyoming with a BS degree in Range Management and a minor in Business Administration. He and his wife Christy of 38 years, have two grown children. Marcus works with the family companies and is also a member of the Army National Guard. Sonja lives and works in Dallas, TX at Half-Time Institute.

He is a past member of the Wyoming Occupational Health & Safety Commission; the Wyoming Economic Development & Stabilization Board; the Independent Forest Product Association; the Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission and the Chairman of the School of Environmental and Natural Resources with the University of Wyoming, past President of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees and a former director with Summit National Bank.

He currently serves on the Hulett Airport Advisory Board, is the Treasurer of the Black Hills Forest Resource Association and a member of the Intermountain Forest Association along with the Federal Forest Resource Coalition. Jim is also one of the members of the Tenth District Economic Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

In 1984 Jim received the SBA award for the Small Business Person of the Year.

He is very honored that Neiman Enterprises, Inc. has won three prestigious awards –

The BBB – Torch Award for Business Ethics and the USFS Stewardship Award and Montrose Forest Products won the 2015 EDIE Company of the Year Award from the Economic Development Council of Colorado.