Phillip Van Hooser is…
- an entrepreneur
- business owner
- business author
- management development expert
- a nationally recognized leadership keynote speaker
- experienced human resources manager
- board member of a community bank
- past president of the National Speakers Association
President, Van Hooser Associates, Inc.
As an entrepreneur and business owner, Phil understands the complexities of building and sustaining a profitable enterprise. Since 1988, Phil has successfully developed and marketed customized leadership keynotes, management training programs, videos and books on leadership. His company consistently experiences double-digit growth. The opportunities to work with executives, mid level managers and first line supervisors of U.S. and international corporations gives him a bird’s eye view of the leadership development plans that work in business today.
Founder & Concept Director, Leaders Ought To Know®
A comprehensive leadership development program, Leaders Ought To Know® maximizes leadership development through a multi-faceted approach to learning. As founder and concept director, Phil is directly responsible for the strategic and creative direction of this online leadership training program.
Board Member, Farmers Bank & Trust Company
Phil is directly responsible for setting the strategic direction and goals for this locally-owned financial institution. This business environment provides Phil a practical opportunity to observe and evaluate leadership development principles that directly affect organizational productivity and performance.
Former FORTUNE 500 Human Resource Manager
From 1980 to 1988, Phil’s responsibilities included multi-plant human resource activities for both unionized and non-unionized facilities in heavy manufacturing and consumer products organizations. He directly supervised management training programs, safety and employee relations functions while introducing quality-focused, team-driven programs.
Past President, National Speakers Association
As president and a member of the national board of director’s executive committee, Phil offered guidance and oversight to NSA’s board. His term of service as President of NSA was from July 2009 to July 2010.
Murray State University Alumni Board of Governors
Phil worked as a liaison between the university and its more than 50,000 alumni to support programs consistent with the university’s strategic plan, to initiate special activities that provide positive interaction for the Murray State family—past, present and future.
Achievements & Credentials
2011 – “Top 5 Speaker” designation by Speakers Platform, one of the United States most prominent speakers bureaus. Out of hundreds of nominees, Phillip Van Hooser has risen to become one of the world’s most respected and compelling leadership keynote speakers.
2006 – Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE), Member, Speaker Hall of Fame. Only those professional speakers who have reached the highest level of speaking performance as judged by their peers are selected for the National Speaker’s Association CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame.
2000 – Small Business Person of the Year, Ocala/Marion County (FL) Chamber of Commerce
1993 – Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), National Speakers Association. The highest earned designation of professional achievement conferred by the National Speakers Association.
1989 – MBA, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1979 – BS, Marketing, Murray State University, Murray, KY