Jim Creel was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Economic Advisory Council on Jan. 1. 2023. He has served as the president and CEO of Taco John's International Inc., in Cheyenne, Wyoming since 2016.

In 2021 and 2022, Nation's Restaurant News recognized Creel as one of the Most Influential Restaurant CEO’s.

Creel is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and Wyoming Society of CPAs. He has served on the Board of Directors for over 15 nonprofit organizations.

Creel has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming.