James serves as Director of Leadership and Insights for Jones PR. In this capacity, he focuses on providing corporations and associations with senior and mid-level training for career development and to develop the next generation of leaders. In addition, he leads discovery efforts to gain competitive insight advantage for clients through a variety of technologies.
James served as Executive Partner of Giant Partners and has owned Insight Market Research & Consulting for more than 20 years. James possesses a unique combination of talents: he is a numbers person with dynamic communication skills. He most enjoys connecting people and ideas to create solutions and opportunities for businesses. He is a certified focus group leader and excels at applying statistical data and developing actionable business plans. He also has experience in leadership development for corporate executives.
Before starting his own research company, James was an Associate Professor of Marketing at Creighton University, where he most enjoyed leading his MBA students to conduct market research studies for local businesses and nonprofit organizations.
James is a member of Leadership Oklahoma, Class 30, the Downtown Oklahoma City Rotary Club 29, and is a Member of the Board for Oklahoma City Town Hall. He serves as a mentor for business students at The University of Central Oklahoma School of Business and volunteers his research skills for the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. He is the Supervisor of the Oklahoma City School Program for Bible Study Fellowship International, a worldwide 9-year Bible study program, and attends Frontline Church.
James resides in Oklahoma City and is married to Jan Wilson Bost, an attorney, and they have two sons, Colin and Spencer.