Jimmy Bergner is a passionate sales professional in the paper and packaging industry. He has been in the paper industry for over 24 years and is currently the Packaging Sales Manager for Sappi North America.
Jimmy has lived in the Kansas City area since 1983 moving here before high school from Gulfport, MS. He graduated in 1993 from Baker University with degrees in Accounting and Business Management. However, his greatest achievement from Baker University is his beautiful wife Angela. Jimmy and Angela were married in July 1993 and have been happily married for over 27 years. They are the proud parents of three sons who have all graduated from Rockhurst High School. They have been active members in their parish, children’s schools and the community.
Jimmy was introduced to the BMA Foundation and Dine and Dance with the Stars in 2012 through Bags of Fun KC. He was given the opportunity to dance in 2017 as the Bags of Fun representative. Jimmy reluctantly said “yes” due to his lack of dancing skills but was willing to embarrass himself for a great cause. Jimmy not only won the Mirror Ball trophy for raising the most money in 2017 but he kept the audience and judges entertained and laughing with his unique and goof ball dance moves.
Jimmy’s Dine and Dance with the Stars experience gave him the opportunity to get to know Jerry and Mary Ellen Anselmo as well as the great work the BMA Foundation supports. There was an instant connection and admiration for both the Anselmos and the BMA Foundation. Jimmy is honored to serve on the board of such a wonderful foundation.