Romney Institute Alumni Board

Jim Torgesen, MPA 1974

Jim Torgesen, MPA 1974

Membership Information:

Member Since: 2021


Job Title: Retired: Labor Relations Manager
Company: Montgomery County Government
Location: Maryland, United States


  • Gardening
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Reading (biographies)
  • Photography
  • Travel
  • Anything Norwegian


Jim retired after working thirty-two years in the field of public sector labor relations: the Utah Public Employees Association/Salt Lake City Utah, Midwest Center for Public Sector Labor Relations/Bloomington Indiana, and Montgomery County Government/Rockville, Maryland.

These positions provided a great opportunity to be engaged in an emerging field in the public sector and managing a labor relations program for a large local government with exposure to all facets of the local government experience.

Jim graduated from Brigham Young University in 1972 w/ a political science major and an MPA in 1974 from the same institution. It was during his tenure as a masters student that the student association was formed, and he served as its first president.

He and Lynda have been married for 50+ years and have four children and 12 grandchildren.

Post retirement has provide opportunities to expand his hobbies and church service (including a senior mission to Norway).