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Biography of Jim Van Horn
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Jim Van Horn, Director

(2018 - 2020)


Jim’s consulting practice specializes in Executive/Management Coaching and, Board & Organization Development. Prior to his current work, he spent a total of 27 years in Corporate Human Resources at Unisys, Foamex International and the School District of Philadelphia. Major organization change was normative in each of these organizations. He progressed to positions of Executive Vice President Human Resources at Foamex International and the School District.


Jim had served as an elected Public School Board Member for 20 years, 13 of which was as President at a time of extensive enrollment growth.  He currently is President, KenCrest Services Board. KenCrest is a non-profit organization specializing in services to the Intellectually Disabled.  In addition, Jim plays a strong advocacy role for KenCrest with elected officials at the state and federal levels.


Jim has been active for many years as a leader in PSPS in both the HR Mentoring and the Center City “LAN” programs. Upon joining Beacon, Jim got involved with the Non-Profit subgroup and was successful in coordinating the Sponsorship effort for their Spring, 2017 event. As a result, he was asked to Chair the Sponsorship program which proved to be successful for Beacon’s 15th Anniversary Event.


As a Board Member, Jim is committed to strong leadership through effective governance.