James V. McKeon
Chair of the ECMC Foundation Board
During his professional career, James V. McKeon has served as a senior executive officer of a large publicly traded health care company, co-founded and monetized several entrepreneurial businesses, currently serves on the boards and committees of large public and nonprofit enterprises, and provides advice to owners, senior managers and entrepreneurs.
Mr. McKeon is the managing partner of Valentine Associates LLC, a Pennsylvania-based advisory practice specializing in strategic planning, finance, performance improvement, and mergers and acquisitions. He has served in executive positions of service organizations for more than 25 years while also pursuing his entrepreneurial interests.
Throughout his career, Mr. McKeon has been successful at growing several businesses by focusing on the fundamental strategies of improving infrastructure, aligning interests of constituencies, and ensuring accountability of execution while maintaining fiduciary responsibility.
In his capacity as an advisor, Mr. McKeon has been active in assisting a diverse set of businesses achieve their goals, which have included capital raising, strategy development, recapitalization and monetization.
Mr. McKeon serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of ECMC Group, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help students succeed. At ECMC Group, he serves as the chair of the Investment Committee, chair of the Governance and Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. He most recently served on the board of directors of Genesis HealthCare LLC (NYSE: GEN) and was chair of the Nominating, Corporate Governance, Quality and Compliance Committee and was a member of the Governance and Compensation Committee. Mr. McKeon also serves on the boards of several privately held organizations. He is a Certified Public Accountant, inactive status in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Mr. McKeon is a first-generation college graduate and strongly believes in the impact of education and the opportunities it creates. Mr. McKeon has been active in advocacy causes having previously served on the board of directors of The Tug McGraw Foundation, which is focused on quality of life for brain tumor patients and their families. He also served on the Finance Committee of Bancroft, a nonprofit organization that assists children and young adults with developmental challenges.
Mr. McKeon holds a B.S. in accountancy from Villanova University.