CEO at Board Developer Foundation
CEO / Chairman of the Board
Jim Hayden personally knows the power and richness of relationships. He attributes a tremendous amount of his success to the Power of Touch™, where he learned his greatest achievement in life – helping others. Jim’s true fulfillment in helping others is the foundation of his career, and is at the heart of his businesses. Jim is a nationally recognized speaker on the Power of relationship management, and in his professional life, focuses on board selection and development for organizations. His extensive background in healthcare, real estate, risk management and HR provides a rich background for his capacity to provide connecting and persistent value. Jim’s passion for people and making a difference in their lives is evident by his 20-year career in healthcare and the advancement of the healthcare industry as Regional Vice President of one the world’s largest ambulance providers. From saving lives in emergency and disaster situations to counseling and development, Jim has served in key leadership capacities. He has served as healthcare provider, executive, board member and chairperson – as well as a third world medical mission volunteer. Jim’s focus on development and leadership extends beyond healthcare to board development and real estate. He served as President of Retail Brokers, Inc. (RBI), Arizona’s largest retail commercial real estate company, and still maintains his own commercial brokerage firm. Jim has chaired and served on many regional Board of Directors for organizations including Catholic Healthcare West (serving Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center), Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley, AT Still University, and Catholic Charities. Jim is passionate about connecting the right people with board membership. He has been recognized for his philanthropic and leadership efforts including several Board Member of the Year awards. In 2003, Jim was honored as one of Business Journal’s 40 under 40. The result of Jim’s philanthropic efforts is evident. He has increased youth involvement in the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley by 25%, with a resulting revenue increase of 22%. Similarly, throughout Jim’s tenure with CHW, donations and revenue for the regional Phoenix hospitals increased by 25%. Jim’s education includes Phoenix College and Arizona State University, where he studied Medicine and Communications with emphasis in Corporate Leadership and Humane Studies at ASU. Jim graduated from Phoenix College with honors and summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science Degree from ASU. Jim’s medical education includes: NREMT, ACLS, PALS, NALS, BTLS, CPR-IT, EVADE-IT and CISD-IT. He also completed Disney’s Executive Leadership Program in 2002. Jim and the Hayden family are Arizona natives since 1840. He is the youngest of nine and has been married for 20 years. His two daughters and wife are the light of his life.