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Jim Petersen Founder (1931-2015)

In 1962, Jim Petersen founded Benefits Northwest. Five decades later, that company has become Petersen Hastings, the area’s premier wealth management group. He built a team that maintains his commitment to sound ethics and solid relationships. Jim graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle.


Many local organizations have benefited from Jim’s expertise. He served on the board of directors for  Tri-City Industrial Development Council and Mid-Columbia Mental Health, among others.


Jim loved golf. A couple of years ago he rung up his seventh hole-in-one. Then two holes later his playing partner ricocheted a drive off his forehead!


It’s rare that a hole-in-one is officially recognized without the round being completed, but that was his golfer’s story. He stalked out that number eight on a regular basis.