40 Under 40, Class of 2015

Jim Kennedy


Ball Horticultural Co., West Chicago, Illinois

Job Title

Sales Manager


Hosted multiple rooting station technical workshops with a focus on practical implementation of best practices in vegetative annuals and geranium propagation. Responsible for business development in the North American market of two major breeding companies.


All in the Family: Jim has six sisters, five brothers and more than 30 nieces and nephews. He and his wife, Ann, have four children of their own.

Fun Facts

Favorite Book: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. “The principles are timeless and applicable to all walks of life.”

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