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14th Cavalry Association
3800 NE 72Nd Ave
Portland , Oregon 97213
United States

Company Description: This web site is produced by the 14th Cavalry Association. Among its objectives is to reflect the history of a proud Regiment and to promote communication among...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    University of Chicago
  • undergraduate degree , mechanical engineering
    University of Chicago
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1a4b-officers, 20 Sept 2014 [cached]
Treasurer - Jim Vahle
Budget & Finance: Committee - Jim Vahle
Ground Floor Partners - Our Team, 7 Jan 2009 [cached]
The Ground Floor Partners Advisory Board consists of five members --- Matt Hartzman, Michael Lieberman, Bill Polich, Ian Turvill, and Jim Vahle.
Jim Vahle is the founder and principal of The Aspen Consulting Group. Aspen assists executives, business owners and entrepreneurs to optimize their bottom line by identifying and addressing the issues that are impacting customer satisfaction and their organization's performance. Jim has worked at DuPont, Amoco, and is currently a Professor in entrepreneurship at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
james_vahle, 9 Feb 2010 [cached]
James Vahle
You don't bring people into your organization to speak to your managers, to train, to consult about challenges and opportunities, to coach your leaders on the hope that they can help. You want to know they have the ability and commitment to do nothing less than make a difference.
Jim Vahle has 25 years experience with two Fortune 25 corporations, initially in engineering positions, then sales and numerous management assignments in the U.S. and Canada. He left the corporate world in 1990 to open his own businesses, which have included brokerage, capital acquisition and consulting. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He has been an adjunct professor at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management since 1994, teaching courses in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. An academic, too focused on theory, you worry? Don't! He's a pilot and a military officer. He served with distinction in the U.S. Army in Europe, as a company commander and as a regimental staff officer where he wrote the strategic battle plan for the 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment, stationed on the frontier of freedom on the East-West German border. He knows, that in business, it's results that count.
He has been honored for excellence in the military, in the corporate world, as an educator and most recently as National Speakers Association-IL: Member of the Year-2002.
And he is a dynamic speaker, known for exuding passion in his presentations.
Jim is the best speaker I know for imparting information you (managers and entrepreneurs) need to hear in an entertaining and engaging manner. Every time he sets new attendance records for the (Univ. of Chicago, Alumni) Roundtable.
No other workshop has inspired me to take action like Jim's; and, as a result, my business has soared to new heights! He masterfully breaks down complicated concepts into bite-sized wisdom that can be implemented immediately. From (his) easy presentation style to (his) comprehensive materials, he makes the business of businessa challenge you are anxious to conquer.
Small Office Home Office News & Tips - A Successful Sales Pitch Cuts Out Mumbo-Jumbo, 9 Sept 2004 [cached]
says Jim Vahle, president of Aspen Consulting Group in Naperville, Ill., which specializes in small-business issues.He blames their reliance on e-mail, with its heavy use of slang and abbrev- iations."I've had to convince them that such practices don't fly in a business plan or prospectus," he says.
Positively Naperville, 5 May 2014 [cached]
The tour will depart on Thurs., Nov. 13, for a four-night/five day excursion to the Crescent City. The cost of the trip is $1,990 per person based on double occupancy, which includes airfare, transfers, four nights at Bienville House Hotel in the French Quarter, activities and most meals at restaurants hand picked by Jimmy to enhance the tour!  Download the full itinerary HERE or check below for trip highlights. This tour is limited to 30 travelers.  Reservations are now being accepted.
“For several years, Don Hennessy has served as the Post 43 Chairman for the Oratorical Contest,†said Lindberg. “Don, along with Jim Vahle and I were there to support Savvy.
Jim Vahle served in the U.S. Army from 1967-70 during the Cold War as a member of the 14th Cavalry, stationed on the East-West German border in the Fulda Gap.
“The Fulda Gap was the historical invasion route to Western Europe,†Vahle noted. “We patrolled the border known as the ‘death strip’ and trained to counter a Soviet invasion.â€
Vahle has been a member of the American Legion for 45 years, ten of them with Post 43.
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