James McBratney (center) is joined by CSI President Dr. William J. Fritz (left) and Dr. Fred Naider
James McBratney is the President of the Staten Island Restaurant and Tavern Association, and owner of Jimmy Max Bar and Restaurant. A self-described “passionate Staten Islander, he was educated in the NYC public school system and briefly attended the University of Miami and Wagner College before enrolling at CSI, where he graduated in 2005 with a BS in Business Management. In 1989, Mr. McBratney and his grandfather John Denino co-founded Jimmy Max, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary. He is a former CSI Alumni Association Board member, has served as the Chairperson of the CSI Alumni Association’s annual Savor the Flavors event since its inception in 2010, and is also on the Board of Management at the West Brighton YMCA. Today, much of his time is dedicated to coaching baseball at Snug Harbor Little League, soccer for Our Lady of Good Counsel, and football for the 911 flag football Raiders. Mr. McBratney is the proud father of five: James, Jenna, Mark, Kayla, and Liam. He is married to Kathleen McBratney (Driscoll) who received her undergraduate, master’s, and administrative certificate all from CSI. They reside in West Brighton in Staten Island. His four grandparents were all born on the North Shore of the Island.