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PYSK: Jim J. Sinek

InteriorName: Jim J. Sinek

Title and company/organization: President, Boone Hospital Center

Age: 55

Job description: CEO of Boone Hospital Center

Years lived in Columbia/mid-Missouri: Six months

Original hometown: Pomeroy, Iowa

Education: B.S. in business, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa; master’s in hospital and health administration, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; J.D., Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Neb.

Community involvement: Tolton High School volunteer, Chamber of Commerce member

Professional background: Hospital administration lawyer

A favorite recent project: Stewart Cancer Center

A Columbia businessperson I admire and why: Randy Morrow, chief operating officer for Boone Hospital Center. Randy is the cornerstone of Boone. He is loyal, intelligent, passionate, dedicated and engaged. He demonstrates excellent leadership and is a community supporter.

Why I’m passionate about my job: It’s an opportunity to work with an excellent team of physicians, clinicians, support staff, board members and volunteers serving people from mid-Missouri with health care needs.

If I weren’t doing this for a living, I would: Be coaching high school or college baseball or football.

What people should know about this profession: It is incredibly gratifying and rewarding if you are passionate about caring for people.

What I do for fun: I run, coach, read, spend time with my family, travel and scuba dive.

Family: Wife, Stephanie; daughter, Quincy; and son, Joseph

Favorite place in Columbia: MKT Trail

Accomplishment I’m most proud of: Earning a law degree and passing the Iowa bar exam

Most people don’t know that I: Scuba dive and coach.

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