The Honorable James M. Benham (College Station, Texas)
Regent James M. Benham was appointed to the Texas Southern University (TSU) Board of Regents by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in October of 2020. He is currently the Secretary of the Texas Southern University Board of Regents and is Chairman of the Development and Legislative Affairs Committee.
Regent Benham is the CEO of JBKnowledge, a 270-employee global insurance software company he co-founded in 2001, with offices and staff in 4 countries. He served for five years as an Adjunct Professor of Construction Science at Texas A&M University and still volunteers as a mentor and advisor for student groups. Regent Benham served the City of College Station as a Planning and Zoning Commissioner from 2011 to 2012 and was elected to two terms on the College Station City Council from 2012 to 2018 where he also served as Mayor Pro Tem. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). He lives in College Station with his wife and two daughters and is an avid airplane pilot and musician.
Regent Benham received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in 2001 and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems in 2002, both from Texas A&M University.