James L. Borin is a community volunteer, serving on various boards and committees. He was been board chair of the United Way of Midland County, the Midland County Health & Human Services Council and Eagle Village. Borin is the trustee and treasurer of the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation, and a former board member and treasurer of the Midland County ESA School Board. He was also a board member of the Michigan Early Childhood Investment Corporation and has been chair of the Midland County Early Childhood Steering Team.

Borin previously worked with The Dow Chemical Company in Research & Development, Sales, Marketing, and Business Management, and also served as a vice president.

Borin earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.