Jim Boeckman ’83, 2015 Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award Winner

Jim Boeckman from Austin, TX, Class of 1983, will receive the Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award given at a special Alumni Honors Convocation Ceremony to be held at 10:30 a.m., April 25, during Alumni Weekend in the Church of St. Mary, Aldermanbury on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, MO.

Boeckman is a business attorney and represents technology, energy, media, consulting, health care, fitness and manufacturing clients. In addition, as the owner of Right-Tasking Consulting Services, he consults with the corporate General Counsels and their teams  to help them optimize the sourcing, management and cost of their outside counsel.

“It turned out that everything that Westminster had touted—small classes, direct daily contact with caring and engaged professors and abundant extracurricular participatory and leadership opportunities—had prepared me well for the rigors of law school and for my professional career which has taken me around the world and given me the opportunity to work on a myriad of interesting projects with people from an incredibly diverse set of backgrounds and cultures,” says Boeckman.

“I am deeply grateful to my parents and Westminster’s faculty, staff and donors who helped make my degree from Westminster a reality.”

Previously, he was General Counsel at Dupont Photomasks, Inc. (now Toppan Photomasks, Inc.), (2002-2008), a partner with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP (1997-2002) and Asia-Pacific Regional Counsel for Electronic Data Systems Corporation.

He has been listed among “Texas Super Lawyers” in Texas Monthly and profiled an “Up-and Coming Texas In-Housers” in Texas Lawyer.

Graduating first in his class from Westminster, Boeckman was President of his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order, and a member of the Skulls of Seven honor society.

He received his law degree from The University of Texas at Austin with high honors (1986).

In 2013 he was the recipient of the Knight Commander’s Accolade from Kappa Alpha Order, the highest individual honor an alumnus can receive for service, leadership and dedication to the fraternity.

About Westminster’s Alumni Achievement Awards

The Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award is presented annually to alumni whose accomplishments reflect the Westminster mission and who have distinguished themselves through personal achievements, professional achievements and/or have made significant contributions to society.

Alumni Weekend 2015

Westminster’s Alumni Weekend is the largest on-campus event for alumni and one of the favorite Westminster College traditions.  This year’s celebration April 24-26 will include past favorites such as the golf tournament, a Bill Parrish college history lecture and dueling pianos event as well as many new events such as the William W. Robertson Bust Dedication Ceremony, a Skulls of Seven Reunion and a celebration of the 35th anniversary of Women at Westminster.


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