A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Plamondon received his B. A. degree in 1985; he graduated with honors from the George Washington University’s National Law Center in 1988.
Mr. Plamondon was an associate at the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski from 1988 to 1990. He then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1990 to 1995.
He joined Plamondon Companies, based in Frederick, MD, in 1995 and later assumed the role of General Counsel and Director of Administration. In April 1998, Mr. Plamondon and his brother, Pete, Jr., purchased the company from their parents and serve as Co-Presidents for its hotel and restaurant divisions. In 2002, the Plamondon Companies purchased the trademark and franchise system and, today, own and operate 24 Roy Rogers® Restaurants and oversee 30 franchise locations in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Jim and his brother also own Plamondon Hospitality Partners, which operates a current portfolio of 9 select-service Marriott & Hilton hotel properties including Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Frederick, MD, Springhill Suites by Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott in Hagerstown, MD, Home2 Suites by Hilton in Grovetown, Georgia, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Altoona, PA.