Graduate & Professional Studies, Marquette Business

Marquette Business hires Jim Orheim as program director for executive education

The Graduate School of Management has hired Jim Orheim to serve as program director for executive education. He will oversee the strategic direction and success of executive education programs while fostering growth and maintaining quality standards. 

“I am thrilled to be rejoining my alma mater in such an impactful role,” Orheim said. “As a two-time alum, I’ve seen how this institution’s commitment to business with purpose acts as a force for positive change in the city and in industry. I look forward to furthering that mission through intentional learning experiences that create thoughtful, ethical leaders.” 

Orheim is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience guiding organizational operations, particularly in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, implementation, innovation and team building. He comes to Marquette from LeadingAge Wisconsin, where he was the president and CEO of one of the state’s largest elder and disability care nonprofits. Prior to his time at LeadingAge, Jim held leadership roles at the College of American Pathologists and at GE HealthCare, among other companies.

“Jim’s high-level experience spans multiple sectors and business units, which makes him a perfect match for the diverse set of learners we serve in our executive education courses,” said Tim Hanley, acting James H. Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration. “We believe our executive education courses offer a lot of value to partner organizations around the area, and having outstanding people involved is a key part of that. Jim has long been recognized as an outstanding leader and we are excited to have him joining our team. 

Orheim graduated from the College of Business Administration with his economics degree in 1992 and then earned his master’s degree in applied economics from Marquette two years later.  

Dr. Kevin Walsh, Orheim’s predecessor in the role, remains with the college as an adjunct instructor.