ISF proudly welcomes its newest Client Partner, Jim Kallinger. Jim was brought on to the ISF team to lead ISF’s management consulting services and public-private partnership (P/3) initiatives.
Jim Kallinger has experienced firsthand the inside workings of Florida’s state government. As a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000-2004, Jim was Chairman of the Trades, Professions and Regulated Business Committee and Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Constitutional Amendments.
Jim then served in the Executive Office of the Governor as Florida’s Chief Child Advocate. In this role, Jim was the Governor’s liaison to state agencies, other state governments, and the public and private sectors on matters related to adoption and the prevention of child abuse and neglect. In four years, over 14,000 children were adopted into loving and permanent homes, helping to reduce the number of children in the State’s foster care system by almost 40%. On the IT front, through Florida’s Children and Youth Cabinet, Jim also spearheaded a data-sharing initiative across eight State agencies that was implemented to ensure the delivery of government services to Florida’s children and families was more effective and efficient.
“Now, more than ever, it is crucial that our state government operates proficiently,” says Jim. “I look forward to having the opportunity to establish partnerships with our public sector to help them achieve their goals.”
Looking to leverage his experience with State agencies, Jim Kallinger has now made his way to ISF’s office. From here, he can help coordinate complex projects, manage diverse teams and utilize his interpersonal skills to engage clients and stakeholders within Florida’s agencies, as well as within the community.
Jim and his wife have been married for over 30 years and have four children. Two of their sons have just recently graduated from Florida State University.