Jack Yoest

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John Wesley (Jack) Yoest, Jr.

Assistant Professor

Academic Area

  • Management

School

  • Busch School of Business and Economics

Expertise

  • Management Development
  • Sales and Marketing Training
  • Small Business and Entrepreneur Solutions
  • Non-Profit Organization Effectiveness
  • Military Readiness
  • Political Campaign Strategy and Execution
  • Women in Leadership; Work-Family Balance
 Jack Yoest advises senior leaders on best management practices. He is a former captain in the United States Army and earned an M.B.A. from George Mason University. He completed graduate work in the International Operations Management Program at Oxford University.

Yoest served as assistant secretary for health and human resources in Virginia, acting as the chief operating officer and chief technology officer of the $5 billion budget 16,000-employee unit. Yoest also served with Menlo Care, a start-up medical device manufacturer. He was a part of the team that moved sales from zero to over $12 million that resulted in a buyout by Johnson & Johnson.

John Wesley (Jack) Yoest Jr., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management at The Catholic University of America. Professor Yoest is a senior business mentor in high-technology, medicine, non-profit and new media consulting.

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His expertise is in management training and development, operations, sales, and marketing. He has worked with clients in across the USA, India and East Asia.

He is the author of The Memo: How the Classified Military Document that Helped the U.S. Win World War II Can Teach You How to Succeed in Business published by Post Hill Press and distributed by Simon & Schuster (2017) and Management by The Book: 365 Daily Bible Verse & One-Minute Management Lessons for the Busy Faithful (2016).

Professor Yoest teaches graduate and undergraduate business students at The Catholic University of America.  He has been published by Scripps-Howard, National Review Online, The Business Monthly, The Women’s Quarterly and other outlets. He is a columnist for Small Business Trends, and The Stream.

Professor Yoest served as a gubernatorial appointee in the Administration of Governor James Gilmore in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his tenure in state government, he acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the Secretary of Health and Human Resources where he was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit.

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His experience includes managing the transfer of patented biotechnology from the National Institutes of Health to his client.  He served as Vice President of Certified Marketing Services International, an ISO 9000 business-consulting firm, where he assisted international companies in human resource certification.

And he also served as President of Computer Applications Development and Integration (CADI), the premier provider of software solutions for the criminal justice market.

He has been active on a number of Boards and has completed a number 26.2-mile marathon runs.  Professor Yoest and his wife, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., who is Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, live in the Washington, DC area with their five children. Their first-born daughter is an NCAA National Crew Champion and four-time ACC Champion at The University of Virginia. Their eldest son is an Army Aviation Officer and was a pitcher at The College of William & Mary and Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Champion. Their middle daughter rows at Bucknell University and a Patriot League medalist. Their two younger children are uncommitted.

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Publications – John Wesley Yoest, Jr.

“To get a job, first get a plan and then get busy,” The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 20, 2002.

“Bad Management: Hillary Clinton in practice,” National Review, May 5, 2008.

“Conducting Business in the Values Vacuum,” Scripps-Howard News Service, December 1997.

“Debt of Honor: Remembering USS Bonefish,” The Virginian Pilot, June 18, 1999.

“The Salvation of Private Ryan,” The Virginian Pilot, Movie Review, March 21, 1999.

“Five Days in May: The loss of the USS Scorpion,” National Review Online May 26, 2006.

“G.I. Jane at VMI,” Independent Women’s Forum, 2001.

“What were the Feminists doing on Sept 10, 2001?” The Women’s Quarterly; January 1, 2002.

“Rotary Governance,” The Business MonthlyBaltimore-Washington Corridor, December, 2006.

“The Rotary Making a Difference: Self Interest, Rightly Understood,” The Business MonthlyBaltimore-Washington Corridor, December, 2006.

The Memo: How the Classified Military Document That Helped the U.S. Win WWII Can Help You Succeed in Business, published by Post Hill Press, distributed by Simon & Schuster.

Columns for Business and Media Institute

“CNN on Sub-Prime Mortgage Problems: Where is Personal Responsibility?” August 27, 2007. http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-sub-prime-mortgage-problems-where-personal-responsibility

“CNN’s ‘Your $$$$$’ Gets Gas Price Prediction Wrong,” Oct 29, 2007.http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-your-gets-gas-price-prediction-wrong

“CNN Presents the Fear-Based Economy,” Oct 16, 2007.http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-presents-fear-based-economy

“CNN Warns of a Recession, Ignores Stock Market Gains,” Sept 18, 2007.http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-warns-recession-ignores-stock-market-gains

“CNN’s ‘Recession Watch’ Continues, with New Definition of Recession,” Nov 19, 2007. http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-recession-watch-continues-new-definition-recession

“CNN Doesn’t Mention Pro-Union Guest Was Union VP,” Sept 5, 2007.http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnn-doesnt-mention-pro-union-guest-was-union-vp

“CNN’s ‘Your $$$$$’ Scours the Nation for Recession Hints,” Nov 7, 2007.http://www.mrc.org/articles/cnns-your-scours-nation-recession-hints

Columns for Small Business Trends

“Politics as Marketing,” Nov 7, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/11/politics-as-marketing.html

“Easy Sales: The Trend for Small Business,” Oct 24, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/10/easy-sales-the-trend-for-small-business.html

“Respect: The Ultimate Business Etiquette,” Oct 17, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/10/respect-the-ultimate-business-etiquette.html

“Job Candidates With Body Art: Hire Or Not?” Oct 10, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/10/job-candidates-with-body-art-hire-or-not.html

“Late Is Rude and Bad for Small Business,” Oct 3, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/10/late-is-rude-and-bad-for-small-business.html

“The Peak Experience,” Sep 26, 2006. http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/09/the-peak-experience.html

“Rest to get the Best from Your Small Business,” Sep 19, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/09/rest-to-get-the-best-from-your-small-business.html

“Small Business Super Star Hiring Hassle,” Sep 12, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/09/small-business-super-star-hiring-hassle.html

“Job Interviews: When To Lie,” Sept 5, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/09/job-interviews-when-to-lie.html

“Practice for Small Business Managers,” Aug 29, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/08/practice-for-small-business-managers.html

“The Latest Trend In Hiring Requirements,” Aug 22, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/08/the-latest-trend-in-hiring-requirements.html

“Silence Can Be Golden and Good for Small Business,” Aug 15, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/08/silence-can-be-golden-and-good-for-small-business.html

“3 Questions for Mentors and Advisors in Small Business,” Aug 8, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/08/3-questions-for-mentors-and-advisors-in-small-business.html

“Senator Bill Frist and Small Business Healthcare,” Aug 1, 2006.

“Hiring? The Best Question To Ask a Job Candidate,” Jul 25, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/07/hiring-the-best-question-to-ask-a-job-candidate.html

“Military Management: The New Trend for Small Business,” Jul 18, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/07/military-management-the-new-trend-for-small-business.html

“Women’s Future in the Small Business Labor Force,” Jul 12, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/07/womens-future-in-the-small-business-labor-force.html

“Event Planning: Keeping it SAFE in 4 Easy Steps,” Jul 4, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/07/event-planning-keeping-it-safe-in-4-easy-steps.html


“The Management of Bureaucrats: 1 Rule, 3 Options,” Jun 27, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/06/the-management-of-bureaucrats-1-rule-3-options.html

“Sales Persistence And Knowing When To Stop,” Jun 20, 2006.http://smallbiztrends.com/2006/06/sales-persistence-knowing-when-to-stop.html

Other Presentations and Interviews

“Year 2000 Rollover, Lessons Learned,” Panelist for The Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax, VA, Summer, 2000.

“Why Academics and Entrepreneurs Can’t Manage,” Speaker, National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship, October 11, 2009.http://www.nacce.com/?7thConference

“iNetwork to NetWorth,” Small Business Seminar, Inc. Magazine, iConcept Media, Panelist, October 18, 2007. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CO&hl=es-419&v=nnRZ0ywJ_8k March 2008.

Manage Your Career, WMAL interview, Washington, DC, Fall, 1997.