Jim Holtje has been teaching speechwriting at SIPA since 2016 and is the 2019 recipient of SIPA’s “Outstanding Teaching Award.” Active in the speechwriting, corporate communications, and teaching arenas for nearly 30 years, he currently serves as the Director of Marketing Communications at RGP, a Deloitte Consulting spinoff. He was previously the head of the Writing Center of Excellence at IBM’s Global Technology Services—the world’s largest IT infrastructure provider. He also served as a speechwriter to the CEOs of IBM in New York; Siemens AG in Germany and the US; McGraw-Hill in New York; as well as speechwriter to MasterCard’s head of emerging payments. Holtje has published six books including: Divided It Stands Can the United Nations Work? for Turner Publishing and The Power of Storytelling for Penguin. He earned a BA in political science from NYU and a Master of International Affairs from SIPA. He’s fluent in German and has studied French, Italian, Spanish, and Latin.