President's Medal for Lifetime Achievement

James J. ColemanJames J. Coleman, Jr. Esq.
Chairman, International-Matex Tank Terminals

James Julian Coleman, Jr. is chairman of International Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT), a family-run company engaged in the handling, storing and transshipping of bulk liquid commodities with tank terminals and related facilities in North America. The company has major facilities on the East Cost, West Coast, Gulf Coast, Midwest, Quebec and Newfoundland with over 50 million barrels of storage.

Jim serves as managing partner of the law firm Coleman, Johnson & Artigues in New Orleans. He also is president of the Coleman Development Company, Inc., where his projects as managing partner include: the New Orleans Hilton, the Windsor Court Hotel, the Superdome Holiday Inn, and the Exxon, Freeport McMoran and Chevron Buildings in New Orleans. Jim serves as chairman of the East Jersey Railroad and Terminal Co., Bayonne-Industries, Inc., and of IMTT Pipeline in Bayonne. He is a trustee of the Owen-Coleman Foundation and director of the Squaw Valley Corporation.

A member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, Jim was recently named co-chair with NJIT Overseer Vincent J. Naimoli of NJIT NEXT: Campaign for New Jersey Institute of Technology, a fundraising initiative designed to build on NJIT’s legacy of excellence. 

Jim is the author of Gilbert Antoine de St. Maxent: The Spanish Frenchman of Louisiana (Pelican Press, 1975). 

He received a BA from Princeton University; a postgraduate degree in law from Oxford University in England; and a JD from Tulane University. He was awarded an honorary PhD from New Jersey City University.

Jim and his wife, Mary Olivia Cochrane Cushing, have one son, James Owen Coleman. He has residences in New Orleans, Louisiana; New York City; Newport, Rhode Island; and Nassau, Bahamas.