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Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Names James Takami Its New Chief Financial Officer

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp announced today that James Takami has been named its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and will assume the role effective August 17, 2022. He succeeds longtime CFO and Camp volunteer Kevin Magee who has held the position since 1991 and is retiring from Hole in the Wall after 31 years of dedicated service to its mission.

“With a mix of for-profit and non-profit experience as well as a diverse background in financial management, James brings an impressive array of skills needed to oversee Camp’s current and future fiscal operations,” said CEO James Canton who led the multi-month search process. “While there is no replacing Kevin Magee, who will thankfully remain a beloved and active member of our Camp family as a volunteer, we are grateful to have found a worthy successor in James. Not only is James passionate about Hole in the Wall’s current programming, but he is equally excited by Camp’s future Maryland location, which will allow us to serve more children with serious illnesses and their families in the Mid-Atlantic.”

Takami brings more than 25 years of experience in financial management to the position, most recently leading the finance and accounting team of Servpro/Supreme Restoration, a multi-unit franchisee with locations in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. He previously served as CFO at Axiom Technology Group and the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. He also held financial leadership positions for Neighborhood Music School, Inc., I.A.T.S.E. National Benefit Funds and Salibello & Broder LLP. Additionally, Takami served on Fairfield County’s Police and Fire Retirement Board and as a Town Meeting Representative in Fairfield, Conn. He received an MS in Accountancy from Baruch College, a Credit Analysis diploma from New York University and a BS in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

“I am excited to become part of Hole in the Wall’s dedicated community and unequivocal in my desire to advance the mission of Camp as it continues to grow,” said Takami. “I was inspired by the feeling of possibility when I visited the Camp and learned more about the various programs for children and families. I look forward to ensuring the continued impact of Paul Newman’s legacy.”

About The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp 
Founded in 1988 by Paul Newman, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp provides “a different kind of healing” to more than 20,000 seriously ill children and family members annually – all completely free of charge. For many of these children and families, Hole in the Wall provides multiple Camp experiences throughout the year at the facility in Ashford, Conn., in more than 40 hospitals and clinics, directly in camper homes and communities, and through other outreach activities across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Learn more at