Keynote Speaker

Jim Van Allan  |  Vice President of Schools, The Jon Gordon Companies 

Dr. Jim Van Allan is the Vice President of Schools for The Jon Gordon Companies. He leads The Energy Bus for Schools and The Power of Positive Schools groups. The mission is to help schools create a positive culture that creates positive results. These programs provide sustainable and ongoing professional development, coaching, and workshops for schools across the country. Jim has worked with international best-selling author, Jon Gordon, for 15 years. Additionally, Jim is a Professor of Communication Studies for Keiser University and teaches public speaking and interpersonal communication fully online. His Ph.D. research was on using 'The Energy Bus' professional development curriculum to create a positive campus culture at a model school in Ohio. Jim lives with his wife and two boys, ages 7 and 5, in sunny South Florida.