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James U. King III

Jim King is a senior partner and chief quality officer for Witt/Kieffer. Jim has been with Witt/Kieffer since 2001 and brings over 20 years of healthcare leadership experience to the firm. He specializes in advising and identifying senior executive leaders for integrated health systems, academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, faith-based hospitals, behavioral health/addiction treatment organizations and health insurance companies. Positions that he recruits include CEOs, COOs, and CFOs; his physician executive credentials include assignments for CMOs, chief clinical officers, chief population health officers, chairs, and service line chiefs.

Jim has also conducted searches on behalf of not-for-profit organizations, public and private colleges and universities nationwide. Jim has supported recruitments for deans, chief development officers and administrative leadership in both public and private institutions.

Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Jim served as vice president of governance and organizational research for Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas, one of the largest faith-based, not-for-profit U.S. healthcare systems. Based upon his broad expertise, Jim speaks frequently to hospital trustees, state hospital associations and other professional organizations on healthcare leadership, industry trends and career planning topics. 

In addition to his role as CQO, Jim leads the Children’s Hospital practice and co-chairs the firm’s Diversity Council.

He is currently secretary of Witt/Kieffer's board of directors.

M.B.A., Finance and Marketing, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
B.B.A., Management, University of Texas, Austin, TX


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James U. King III
Senior Partner, Chief Quality Officer and Board Member
Southbridge Office Suites
8170 Old Carriage Court North, Suite 200
Shakopee, MN 55379
Phone: 630-575-6776
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