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Jim Collison

942274_670606609631392_1447556209_nJim is the voice behind The Average Guy Network. He hosts the weekly Home Gadget Geeks Podcast, which focuses on helping people with consumer technology. Jim was named a Microsoft MVP in April 2011 and is a regular co-host on the and podcast. Both are a part of

At his day job, Jim is an IT Manager for Gallup Technology, at Gallup’s Omaha, Nebraska office.

As a technology manager, he oversees a team of C# developers for QBank, a proprietary application that stores all questions that Gallup has asked in its polling and consulting work. Jim partners with Gallup’s Talent Resources team to recruit and retain world-class system and database administrators and software developers who support Gallup’s clients and the company’s internal systems.

Jim also is the producer of Gallup’s Webcasts / Podcasts found at

Prior to joining Gallup, Jim served as the director of Enterprise Information Management for Omnium Worldwide. While there, he deployed a new business intelligence platform for the company. Jim was a also a long-time employee of Commercial Federal Bank, which became part of Bank of the West in 2005. While with the bank, he helped build an enterprise data warehouse and supported the marketing group.

Jim grew up in San Jose, California, was enlisted in the US Army from 1986 to 1992, and moved to Nebraska when discharged. He received his bachelor’s degree from Grace University in 1997. Jim currently serves on the Gallup Federal Credit Union Board as President.

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