Mr. Baxendale represents the second generation of family ownership and management at Missouri General Insurance, where he is President of the agency and Chairs its Board of Directors. He began his insurance career in 1980 and is a graduate of the School of Business at St. Louis University.  In 1988, he attained the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designation from the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters.

Mr. Baxendale has been an active member of the St. Louis Association of Independent Insurance Agents, serving as its president in 2004-05.  He later served for six years as a regional director of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents where he chaired The Leadership Committee from 2009-2011.

Mr. Baxendale has provided commercial Risk Management services to clients in areas as varied as manufacturing, hospitality, real estate management and development, religious institutions, and construction. In addition, he assists his clients with covering their personal insurance exposures.

Outside the insurance industry, Mr. Baxendale has been involved with the Alumni Association and Father’s Club at De Smet Jesuit High School. He has served on the Parish Council at Mary Queen of Peace Parish in his native Webster Groves, is a member of the Kirkwood Optimist Club and a Life Member of Optimist International. Jim is an avid fan of all sports-especially Cardinal baseball and college football.  In his spare time he enjoys floating the rivers and streams of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.