Jim Pennypacker Bio


Jim Pennypacker

Jim brings more than 25 years of book publishing experience to help authors publish truely great books. A highly creative publishing and marketing professional, Jim has spent his entire career helping experts share their ideas with an audience.

Jim was most recently Director of the Center for Business Practices, the publishing arm of the management consultancy PM Solutions. There he led the development of an active thought leadership marketing program that positioned the company as a premier provider of management services.

Jim was formerly the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Project Management Institute, where he was responsible for publishing the books, magazines, journals, and newsletters that were instrumental in the phenomenal growth of the professional association. He launched PMI’s book publishing program and within three years they were the largest publisher of project management titles in the world. Prior to that, Jim was the founder and publisher of Fox Pond Communications, a publishing services organization that was on the cutting edge of microcomputer-based publishing. In addition to providing publishing services — writing, editing, design, production — to dozens of major businesses in the Philadelphia region, Fox Pond published the award-winning industry newspaper Desktop Publisher. Jim began his book publishing career as Book Editor and Marketing Director of Transaction Publishers, a social science publishing house based at Rutgers University.

Jim is the author and editor of more than twenty books and research reports on a variety of business issues. He presents regularly at conferences and his articles on business issues appear in numerous professional journals. Jim holds an M.B.A./Technology and Electronic Commerce from West Chester University and a B.A. in philosophy from Temple University. He has completed advanced graduate work in publishing, management, and philosophy of technology at Temple University, Arizona State University, University of Phoenix, and Capella University.

Jim and his wife Debbie are the proud “parents” of 10 cats.