Jim Mackey (click to email)




I am married and a father to 4 children. My wife, Susie, and I have been married 33 years and our children's ages range from 17 years to 31 years. We enjoy time with our two grandchildren. I have a Civil Engineering degree from UCLA and a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic University. For the last 38 years I have been engaged in the Engineering and Construction of large and complex industrial, power and infrastructure projects around the world. This career has led me and my family to live around the US and internationally in China and South Korea. I started out in engineering and progressed to being the Chief Operating Officer and Senior VP with Samsung Engineering. My passions have always included people and leadership development and care giving.


Connection to the NEXT School:

I am active in church and the community. It is through a church community group that I met Rick and Nancy Schwartz. It is through Rick Schwartz that I have come to know about NEXT School.


Qualifications and Reasons to Serve:

My passion is people development. I see the need and value in investing in others, particularly high school students. Since my early involvement in the Youth Motivational Task Force, to involvement in numerous people and leadership development boards in major corporations I have enjoyed seeing lives changed. Integrity, strategic thinking, good listener and team player are my strengths. I would like to be a part of the NEXT School endeavors in fulfilling their mission in preparing young people for leadership roles today and in the future


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