John Kajander

Driving Social & Economic Progress with Business Events

3 – 4 p.m., Monday, Forum on Economic and Social Progress

John Kajander is a life science and business consultant with more than 40 years of business experience. His clients have included HoustonF1rst Corporation, the South Texas Regional Advisory Council, Medical World Americas Conference and Exposition, the Methodist Health Ministries of San Antonio, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, the Houston Eating Disorders Center and others.

During his career he has held executive positions at Texas Medical Center, the largest concentration of medical assets in the world and was Chief Executive Officer at The Institute for Rehabilitation & Research Systems (TIRR Systems), a health care organization that provides care to individuals with neurological and orthopedic injuries. Prior to joining TIRR Systems, Mr. Kajander was Executive Director of the Houston Area Health Care Coalition (HAHCC) for three years, and was executive director of the Texas Business Group on Health (TBGH), an “umbrella” organization of the 10 business coalitions in Texas, which represented 250 employers and six million covered lives.

Mr. Kajander is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum (ALF). For more than 30 years, ALF has brought together over 1,100 Senior Fellows from Houston/Gulf Coast corporations, government, media, education, criminal justice, medicine, nonprofits, philanthropy and religious sectors to envision effective solutions and take coordinated action to address the community’s pressing issues.