James PogueJames Pogue

President and CEO of JP Enterprises

Leadership and training are at the core of who Dr. Pogue is and align with his ongoing commitment to equip executives and professionals with the thought leadership around Race, Diversity, Inclusion and Bias. His military service and overseas deployment in the Middle East, gave him tangible examples of the critical balance between leaders and followers on teams.

His work provides leaders with well-researched data and successful models partnered with highly engaged training to drive their ability to impact behavior and the bottom line.

After nearly 10 years in higher education as a Researcher, Professor and Administrator where he focused Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias, Dr. Pogue expanded his work to include Multigenerational Leadership. He helps companies prepare, recruit, and retain talent across gender, culture, ethnicity, and generations from Baby Boomers, to Millennials and now Generation Z.

As an Expert Keynote, Dr. Pogue supports leaders in making the decisions that impact cross functional teams at all levels. He travels frequently impacting professions across the spectrum including the food industry, high technology, travel, leisure, medical and legal fields.

As a Consultant and Executive Coach, Dr. Pogue helps organizations realize breakthrough outcomes by helping them identify and overcoming what is getting in their way. His work helps executives achieve optimal working relationships and achieve organizational expectations through both Personal and Corporate Executive Coaching.

James’s recent clients include The Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF), Dallas Convention Visitors Bureau, The Association Forum, Panda Foods, Brinker International and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), Connectiv, American College of Prosthodontics (ACP) and American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

In his spare time, Dr. Pogue continues his martial arts training where he has won 5 National Championships and both Silver and Bronze at the World Championships. James has two daughters, 4 granddaughters and resides in Plano, Texas.

Takes part in

Sep, 4 8:00 PM CEST
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

How to Eliminate Racial, Disability, and Gender Biases in Recruitment and Hiring Practices?

  • How to differentiate the policies that work from the well-intentioned policies that fail to increase workplace diversity
  • How to expand your candidate pool and promote gender and racial equity in the hiring process
  • How to develop and implement an interview rubric designed to mitigate bias
James Pogue President and CEO of JP Enterprises
Tanja Sternbauer Co-Founder & Managing Partner of the female factor, Podcast Host of in.sync, Co-Founder of Female Founders Global
Angela Kohama Inclusive Livelihood Policy Lead at Humanity & Inclusion
Todd ''Bowtie'' Jenkins Senior Diversity and Inclusion Lead at J.B. Hunt Transport, Chief Diversity Executive and Consultant at Bowtie Leadership & Development
Celeste R. Warren Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion Center of Excellence at Merck