Jim McConnell is a plain ol’ security professional, international speaker, and blogger that has had the honor of teaching and speaking to professional groups from the USA to India to Philippines. He has an interesting way of bringing very practical and practiced tools to his audience. His audience members have returned years later to testify about their use of his techniques and the interesting impacts they had their career and life. Jim’s life’s journey has been full of nothing but grace that has developed into a serious burden for Pastors.
Professionally, over the last 32+ years, he has provided in-country security and non-security wisdom and knowledge involving the following industries and countries:
United States, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, United Kingdom, India, Philippines, Canada. He also spent over a month in Russia on personal business for a radically different insight.
Industries: Wireless, Wireline, Directory Publishing, Professional Services, Human Resources, Software Development, banking, etc.
Jim has had so many people and organizations that have poured into his career (Honoring My Butterflies), he has had the privilege of being honored with CFE, CISSP, CISA, CISM and Security+ industry certifications. He is pursuing his PCI (Investigations) Certification and TXDPS Level 4 Licensing. He holds 13 Patents and 18 Patents Pending. His teaching style is casual and provides the audience an opportunity for lots of nuggets they can take back and implement. For teaching topics see Jim’s current list of topics he has taught on recently.
Respectfully, I have never been a sworn law enforcement officer, though I work with them all the time. I am not a lawyer, doctor, insurance person, or you. I don’t have your/their perspective, only the perspective of my personal experience which mostly comes from mistakes and incidents, and amazing mentors.
Other Why Me’s:
- I’m not a sports fan and I am not related to whoever Payton Manning is
- I was a Sound Guy for Shirley Caesar and The Mighty Clouds of Joy.
- I am a scientist, engineer, technician, and teacher.
I have drafted (it’s evergreen) my professional credo that I try to live by every day. As one of my mentors says, I (and the documents content) are always a work in progress:
Most importantly, he is married to his amazing wife, Diane, for over 23 amazing years and has one incredible, God fearing son, Mr. James, Jr. Jim is a servant at a large multiple campus church in Southlake, Texas where one of many opportunities is to have the privilege of being an volunteer in a variety of areas at their Southlake Campus including their church security team. He is also the Founder of Double Honor Ministries, a ministry to pastors.