James Neumann: A Career in Outdoor Media

James Neumann focuses his professional life on the world of outdoor media. He is the chairman and CEO of Optic Outdoor Investments, where he oversees his many employees in throughout the US. James Neumann began his career in the industry at the age of 19 working for 3M as an outdoor sign installer. He has since held leadership positions with other outdoor advertising organizations, such as City Outdoor in New York. The media has recognized him as a leader in his field, and he appears in several magazine articles and lists that focus on the visionaries and innovators in outdoor media advertising.

James Neumann has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in economics and math, and he attended Notre Dame University to earn a master’s degree in business administration. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, golf, and traveling. He has visited many U.S. states as well as locations in Europe, Mexico, and South America.

Referring a Child to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

James “Jim” Neumann is the president of OOS Investments, a Chicago-based company that owns and operates dozens of billboards throughout the United States. Aside from his work with advertising and billboards, James Neumann supports a number of nonprofits and charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Each year in Illinois, nearly 1,200 children are diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. The Make-A-Wish Foundation seeks to offer these children life-changing experiences by granting their wishes. Since its establishment in 1985, the organization has made dreams come true for more than 13,000 children through the generous support of volunteers and donors.

If you live in Illinois and would like you refer a child, you can do so at www.illinois.wish.org/refer-a-child. Children between the ages of 2.5 and 18 who are living with a life-threatening medical condition are eligible for referral, and referrals must be made by medical professionals, parents, legal guardians, or family members with in-depth knowledge of the child’s situation.