Jim Bowie is a Strategic Performance Improvement Expert with more than 24 years of experience leading high-impact efforts in diverse environments and industries around the world including Government, Corporate, and non-profit organizations. Jim is the Author of the revolutionary book from Quality Press (American Society for Quality), Lean Acres: A Tale of Strategic Innovation and Improvement in a Farm-iliar Setting, President of Roxtar™ Consulting (a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business), the Executive Director of WarYours, Inc., a non-profit Veteran’s organization, a Professional Conference Speaker, and the creator of the Lean Six Sigma Samurai® and the innovative strategic planning model, the StrateTree™. He is known for his hands-on approach and dynamic, passionate delivery. He is a former United States Army Infantry Officer and an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science Degree in Business Data Analytics, is a Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard Certified Practitioner, a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (including American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt), an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, a Certified Lean Master, a Certified Project Management Professional, an ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor, and a certified facilitator. His expertise was also recognized as he was selected to serve as a member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Jim’s educational track has included Salisbury University, the US Air Force Institute of Technology, Villanova University, University of Tennessee, Yale School of Management, University of Michigan, Auburn University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University, West Virginia University, and the “Benning School for Boys” (Infantry Training).