Jacqueline McLeeland, Founder & CECO of KenKor 360®, has over 10 years of experience working in and overseeing quality assurance and regulatory affairs for the clinical research/biopharmaceutical industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology from Texas State University and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman's University. While studying public health at the George Washington University, further expanding her knowledge on the interconnection of networks and its impact on communities and organizations, she felt a calling back to her interest in legal systems. Combining her passion for research, advocacy, justice, and understanding human behavior, she was led to a law program where she is currently pursuing legal studies. Jacqueline also serves as a health advisor and is the founder and board president of a maternal health nonprofit, headquartered in Texas.
In addition to operations management, Jacqueline is an active contributor to the services offered at KenKor 360®.
Having worked in the clinical research and biopharmaceutical industry for 10+ years, I am blessed to have gained essential professional experience with some amazing individuals. I had some authentic leaders as mentors throughout my career yet was also disheartened by questionable business practices by others in positions of power. Several years into my profession I sought a different path in health and wellness. After starting a family, I began to experience firsthand the challenges of being a mom in the corporate world; I became despondent with the professional world and how it treated family values. Motherhood was/is a transformation and in my experience was seldom supported or respected.
In 2016 I officially left the pharmaceutical industry and focused on my family while working toward other educational and professional goals. While enrolled in a health and wellness program (with plans to start my coaching practice) I was introduced to the field of public health. During this time, balancing family, school, and professional responsibilities, my interest in legal studies resurfaced.
As I reflect on my path to public health, it became even more important to leverage my experiences and lessons learned (the good, the bad, and the ugly) into building a business that serves a deeper purpose. A company that not only seeks to drive holistic growth within the entities and communities it serves, but one that exemplifies the human principles often neglected in today’s business culture; a company that values family, social equity, wellness, and collective wisdom. Hence the birth of KenKor 360®, a boutique management consulting firm specializing in ethics and compliance. Our goal is to develop stronger communities by strengthening organizational value systems through ethical practices. In doing so, organizations begin to boost morale and reach elevated levels of operational potential while driving community engagement, advancing their programs, and promoting a culture of ethics.
As a child of immigrants, born abroad but raised in the United States, I am thankful to my parents for the many sacrifices they made for our family. Were it not for that dedication to family, hard work, and self-reflection, I would not be afforded the opportunities I have today. The principles that have shaped me throughout my lived experience help guide my approach to building a culture of growth within, and beyond, the walls of KenKor 360®.