Jim Langemo is the chief administrative officer for Hennepin Theatre Trust. He oversees human resources, finance and IT and leads our diversity and inclusion efforts. Before working for the Trust, he was a consultant for seven years, helping organizations with human resources, diversity, leadership development, coaching, customer service, sales, training, operations and process improvement. His clients included Fortune 1000 companies, small businesses, chiefs of police, government agencies, churches and schools. Before that, he was an employee at Best Buy for 18 years. The last role he held there was director of diversity and inclusion.
Jim is also a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, banjo and mandolin. His band, Jimmi and the Band of Souls, was a semi-finalist in the 2015 International Blues Challenge. Their live album Live From The Park Theatre was nominated for a Jimi award in 2015. In 2011, the Minnesota Blues Society voted their album The Devil You Know best self-produced blues album of the year. He is also working on a fantasy trilogy called The Travelers.