Col. James “Jim” Paige, President/CEO, PTG Consulting Group and Executive Director/Co-Founder, Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria (CCNA), has a wealth of senior-level experience in military operations, logistics, international affairs, and program management. He is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Student Leadership Academy (PSLA), a nonprofit, leadership training and long-term mentoring program for underserved, underrepresented and at-risk college students. Deeply committed to education and equity, Jim has partnered with Computer CORE on a number of initiatives as well as providing consultation, guidance, and mentorship.
Jim’s work with the federal government includes serving as the Project Manager and National Coordinator for the “post 9-11” TSA Airport Federalization Project Advanced Team, which developed new airport security screening procedures and implemented them nationwide. As well, he served as Senior Advisor for the U.S. Army National Museum project. In that role, he worked with potential donors, senior leaders, the academic community, and conducted oral history interviews with Tuskegee Airmen, Sioux Code Talkers, and other military veterans. Currently, he works closely with The Bowman Veteran’s Support Group, Birmingham, Alabama and KP21 Productions, Houston Texas, to support homeless veterans.
With broad experience in the international arena, he has worked extensively as a project manager on behalf of the World Bank’s Post Conflict Unit and the governments of Switzerland and Norway for the repatriation of Northern Ugandan Refugees and Child Soldiers. He also served as the Bank’s representative to the United Nations Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) Mechanism, routinely coordinating international conferences and seminars in Africa and Europe As security advisor for The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), he authored HIV/AIDS Strategy for African Military Leaders.
In the private sector, he is a frequently requested guest speaker and regularly conducts strategic communications seminars and leadership training sessions for numerous clients throughout the country. A committed mentor for youth, he served as the Inaugural Board Chairman for the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) Program and continues to mentor young leaders.
Jim, a retired Army colonel, has an MA in Human Resource Management. He is a lifetime member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and was honored at the 2006 Trumpet Awards for his support to victims of Hurricane Katrina.