Jim Pennypacker Bio

Jim Pennypacker

Jim has more than 30 years experience in writing, editing, research, and publishing. He helps authors, associations, marketers, and businesses large and small to create content that engages audiences and provides value in meeting their various needs. Jim is also Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Maven House Press, the business book publishing division of Pennypacker & Associates.

Jim was formerly Director of the Center for Business Practices, the research and 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 through the publication of white papers, newsletters, books, and research reports.

Jim was the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Project Management Institute, where he was responsible for the development and management of numerous membership publications — including magazines, journals, books, and newsletters — which were instrumental in the phenomenal growth of the professional association. 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 services to dozens of major businesses in the Philadelphia region, Fox Pond published the award-winning industry newspaper Desktop Publisher. Jim began his career as Assistant to the President and Book Editor at 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. 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 management, publishing, 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 8 cats.