James Maroney, the owner and Director of Educational Consulting at First Choice College Placement is a 1992 graduate of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, and a 1996 graduate of Yale University.
At Yale, he was a 3 time varsity letter winner in both track and cross-country. In his senior year, he was elected captain of the track and field team and was awarded the Yale Men’s Cross-Country Award for Performance and Dedication.
He founded First Choice College Placement in January of 1999 with the goal of helping to make students’ college dreams realities. He is an active member of the community. He is a member and past president of the Devon Rotary, where he is the co-chair of the scholarship committee. He is a founding member of the Milford Education Foundation and past president. He served on the Milford Board of Education, as Majority Leader, and is a former State Representative, where he served on the Higher Education Committee. Due to his distinguished service on the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, he was asked to serve on the Planning Commission for Higher Education and help develop a strategic plan for higher education in Connecticut.
As a business, First Choice College Placement also makes community service a priority and offers a number of educational seminars, donates to scholarships, and makes practice SAT and ACT tests available to the community.
First Choice is a member of the Milford Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Milford Business Association