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John Younker, Ph.D.


About John

John is a co-founder (1992) and the President-Owner of Associates In Continuous Improvement™(ACI), a Houston based management consulting firm. His professional focus at ACI is the provision of executive coaching and trusted advisory services to CEO’s and executive managers.

Proven Experience

Since 1992, John has served as a Chair for Vistage (formerly The Executive Committee - TEC), an international organization dedicated to  increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of CEO's and their Key Executives. John's highlighted awards include:

  • “High Performing Chair” award - 2000
  • “Chair Excellence” award - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • “Master Chair” award - 2006, 2015

Respected Leadership

In addition to serving as a Vistage Chair, John is an active member of the Silver Fox Advisors.  John has also served as an Executive Professor and Advisor at the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business, Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, as the Director of the MBA Program at Our Lady of  the Lake University’s Houston campus and as a Guest Lecturer for the Eisenhower Leadership Series, George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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Affiliations

Track Record

Education

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John is a member of several professional organizations including the Silver Fox Advisors (SFA), the Texas Psychological  Association (TPA), The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Texas Industrial/Organizational Psychologists (TIOP), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Houston Area Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (HAIOP), and The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership. 

John is a former Senior Vice-President at The Institute, Inc. and was Vice-President and Senior Field Researcher at the American  Productivity & Quality Center (APQC). Other organizational associations include the Shell Mining Company, the Geisinger Medical Center, and the U.S. Navy, where John was actively involved in the Navy’s Human Resource Management School’s efforts in leadership, organization development, race relations education, and drug and alcohol  abuse education and rehabilitation.

 John holds a doctorate in industrial-organizational  psychology from The University of Memphis.  

He is a guest speaker and lecturer, and his writings are published in several professional journals and textbooks. 

Affiliations

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John is a member of several professional organizations including the Silver Fox Advisors (SFA), the Texas Psychological  Association (TPA), The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Texas Industrial/Organizational Psychologists (TIOP), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Houston Area Industrial-Organizational Psychologists (HAIOP), and The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership. 

Track Record

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John is a former Senior Vice-President at The Institute, Inc. and was Vice-President and Senior Field Researcher at the American  Productivity & Quality Center (APQC). Other organizational associations include the Shell Mining Company, the Geisinger Medical Center, and the U.S. Navy, where John was actively involved in the Navy’s Human Resource Management School’s efforts in leadership, organization development, race relations education, and drug and alcohol  abuse education and rehabilitation.

Education

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 John holds a doctorate in industrial-organizational  psychology from The University of Memphis.  

He is a guest speaker and lecturer, and his writings are published in several professional journals and textbooks.