James (Jim) Adelson

James (Jim) Adelson
President, Nadel & Gussman, LLC

Last Updated: 08/27/2015

Executive Summary

A longtime Tulsa resident, Adelson works for the family business as President of Nadel and Gussman, a privately-held oil and gas company founded by his grandfather in 1935. Adelson is involved in many Tulsa-based civic organizations and is actively involved in youth sports. There is very little information available on Adelson or Nadel (there's more...)

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Adelson’s grandfather was Herbert Gussman, an economics major who came from a musical family in New York City. Herb founded the ‘Pied Pipers’ Band at Cornell, and played tenor and alto saxophone, and piano. Herb worke (there's more...)

Current Focus

  • Company Snapshot: Nadel & Gussman, LLC engages oil and gas drilling. The company was founded in 1935 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company is privately held and keeps a very low profile, not even maintaining a (there's more...)

Key Challenges

  • Bad Press: Nadel and Gussman's penchant for privacy can't always keep it out of the headlines. In a famous court case that ended in 2009, numerous newspapers and other news outlets reported that a Nadel and Gussman work (there's more...)

Biographical Highlights

  • Born circa 1963.
  • Adelson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Cornell University in 1985.
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Other Boards and Organizations

  • Member, Board of Directors, Tulsa Regional Chamber
  • Member, Board of Trustees, University of Tulsa
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