Jim Woodrum

Jim Woodrum
Jim Woodrum
Alinni LLC

Jim is a consultant, focused on compensation and governance matters for large private companies.

From 2013 until 2022, Jim was a Clinical Professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. While at Kellogg, Jim focused on designing and teaching in Executive Education programs for senior executives and board members and served as the Academic Director for Kellogg’s Corporate Governance Program. Before joining Kellogg, Jim was with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught leadership and organization behavior classes in the Evening and Executive MBA program and taught executive education courses on strategy, leadership, and talent management.

Prior to joining UW--Madison, Jim spent more than 20 years with Hewitt Associates, a human resource consulting and outsourcing firm, where he worked with senior management teams and boards.

Jim also served as a board member and chair of the Compensation Committee at Packaging Corporation of America (ticker: PKG) from 2009 until stepping down earlier this year. Packaging Corporation, with 2021 revenues of $7.7 Billion, is the third largest producer of containerboard products and a leading producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America.

Jim earned a B.S. in finance from Millikin University as well as an MBA in finance and industrial relations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.