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Capt Jim Kosmo Capt Jim Kosmo

Author, Speaker | Author's Advocate, LLC

Bayport, MN, UNITED STATES

National Award Winning Author, Former Mississippi Riverboat Pilot

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Biography

Author, winner 8 national book awards
Former owner of Padelford Riverboat Co., St. Paul, MN (1980-2010)
U.S. Coast Guard licensed passenger vessel pilot
U.S. Air Force, Nellis AFB, NV (1960-64)
Former newspaper editor in Las Vegas and Minneapolis (1960-70)
Northstar Public Relations/Campbell-Mithun Advertising (1971-77)
Former marketing executive with American Medical Association (1977-80)
President, St. Paul Rotary (2013-14)
Mayor and City Council member, Bayport, MN (1996-2001)
Metropolitan State University, BA in Communicaitons
University of St. Thomas, MBA studies

Industry Expertise (1)

Public Relations and Communications

Areas of Expertise (1)

Surviving Iraq War Wounds; Power of Positive Thinking; Overcoming Adversity

Education (2)

Metropolitan State University: BA, Communications 1976

Attended University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and University of Minnesota

University of St Thomas: MBA, Business Administration

Affiliations (2)

  • Rotary Internationl, Passenger Vessel Association, Minnesota National Guard Sr. Advisory Task Force
  • Croixdale (Presbyterian Homes & Services) Board, Bayport Public Library Foundation Board, St. Paul Rotary Foundation Board

Event Appearances (1)

Centennial United Methodist

Surviving and Thriving Through Hardship  Roseville, MN

2012-04-16

Sample Talks (1)

Still Standing: The Story of Staff Sgt. John Kriesel

John Kriesel died 3 times in the operating room, doctors hoped to keep him alive long enough for his wife to say "good bye." When he lived they said he would be hospitalized 2 years and never walk...he walked out of Walter Reed Hospital 9 months later. Great doctors, a strong wife and his overwhelmly positive attitude turned him into a Minnesota state legislator, radio personality and National Guard marketing specialist.

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  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance

Fees

500 to 3500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee