Jim Koeninger, Ph.D. - Executive Director
Jim has 54 years of experience in public education, higher education, corporate training and development, association management and strategic partnerships between government (federal, state and local) and corporations (for profit and non-profit). Following completion of a Ph.D. program at The Ohio State University, Jim held business and education faculty positions in six universities in Colorado, Texas and his home state of Oklahoma.
Jim and his wife, Karen, were the co-founders of Corporate Education Resources, Inc. (CERI), a management consulting group that has provided management services to HOSA-Future Health Professionals since 1984. CERI (formerly known as Leadership Development Institute) was founded in 1976 and conducted scores of summer camps, weekend retreats, workshops and regional conferences for high school and college students to develop their personal, leadership and teaming skills.
Jim and Karen have narrowed their activities to delivering management services to two non-profit organizations—HOSA-Future Health Professionals (serving 245,000 members) and JAG-Jobs for America’s Graduates (serving 70,000 students). Since 1984, Jim has served as Executive Director of HOSA-Future Health Professionals.
Jim served as the lead designer and facilitator of the Walton Institute and the Advanced Leadership Development Program, funded by Sam and Helen Walton over an 18-year period for Walmart Stores, Inc. In addition, Jim was the designer of the Arkansas Leadership Academy for superintendents and principals through the University of Arkansas.
Jim authored numerous articles, monographs, training programs, videos, media productions and training manuals. With the McGraw-Hill Book Company, he was the lead co-author of a unique classroom simulation package called Jeffrey’s Retail Simulation.
He enjoys traveling, photography, playing golf and table tennis, and spending time with their four grandchildren–Quentin, Jake, Violet, and Cole.