Jim Sneeringer's
Leadership & Service

Leander ISD school board, 1993-present

  • Promoted:
    • Focus on academic achievement for all students
    • Curriculum management audit
    • Character education
    • Written curriculum standards
    • Student mentoring program
    • A strategic focus for the board
  • Elected board president five times, in 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002 and 2007
  • Member of Texas Association of School Boards Legislative Advisory Council, which helps set the organization's lobbying priorities, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006
  • Texas Education Reform Caucus, Policy Council, which was started by Rep. Grusendorf to promote accountability and education reform in Texas, 2000-2004
  • Was a strong force in starting a student mentoring program
  • Seventh year as a student mentor
  • Founding board member of the Leander Educational Excellence Foundation.
  • Participated in Cedar Park’s Character in Community committee

Advanced Solutions International, 2004-present

  • Responsible for usability of software

Texas Attorney General, 2000-present

  • Attorney General’s technical representative for certification of computerized voting systems for use in Texas, under the direction of the Secretary of State

Hill Country Bible Church, late 1990s-present

  • Community Development Think Tank
  • Student Mentoring Ministry
  • Newcomer Ministry

St. Edward’s University, Interim Program Director, MS in Computer Information Systems, 2002-2003

  • Curriculum Development (e.g. re-wrote course descriptions and reviewed content)
  • Recruited, hired and supervised faculty
  • Taught graduate courses

IBM & Tivoli, Senior Software Engineer, User Centered Design, 1998-2000

  • Led user-centered-design teams
  • Responsible for usability of products

WORDsearch Bible software, 1987-1998

  • Conceived product, developed software from scratch, built the business
  • At different times, worked alone, with NavPress (part of The Navigators) and with a partner
  • Supervised software development
  • A leader in the STEP standards committee for Bible study software

Westlake Bible Church, Austin, 1990s

  • Led a home fellowship group
  • Served on the committee that organized and promoted the home-group ministry and developed training for group leaders
  • Coordinator of home groups
  • Community Impact Committee

Bible Study Fellowship

  • Substitute Discussion Group Leader

IBM & ROLM Systems, Computer Usability, late 1970s and 1980s

  • Designed user-interfaces for IBM & ROLM products, incorporating input from marketing and development and negotiating issues based on feedback
  • Promoted usability and taught its principles to all concerned

Community Bible Church, Austin, late 1970s and 1980s

  • Prepared the Sunday bulletin
  • Led a home fellowship group for about 10 years
  • Board Member, 1986-1990


Pol. adv. by Jim Sneeringer