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About KEV Talks

On KEV Talks Kevin Pannell will share his 20+ years of professional experience in the Healthcare, Technology and Public Safety spaces. In addition to Kevin’s $.02 (for free!), Kevin will facilitate crucial and compelling conversations with guests from all walks of life.

I think the best podcasts help, “Show the way in all things.” to echo the sentiment from Miyamoto Musashi. To me, this means the KEV Talks Podcast can help show the “Foundational 5” way as it applies to all things.

(Need a refresher on what the Foundational 5 are? Go here, then come back to this page.)

Here are industries and actionable areas I’ve applied the ‘Foundational 5’ concepts:

  • Healthcare:
    • Implementing and optimizing electronic medical records (EMR)
    • Planning for and responding to Public Health emergencies
    • Providing and planning for medical response
  • Technology:
    • Planning for and leveraging communication technologies
    • Developing data driven solutions
    • Processes and best practices in Program and Project Management
    • Achieving milestones in large scale implementations
  • Public Safety:
    • Conducting and learning from After Action Report (AAR) reviews
    • Strategy and tactics of All-Hazard Incident Management
    • Optimizing safety and efficiency when special Event planning
    • Mindset and actions for incident response
  • Wellness:
    • Resources to improve Mental Health (Anxiety/Depression/PTSD, Mindfulness & Meditation)
    • Guide to building better Physical Health (Fitness, Exercise and Jiu Jitsu)
    • Thoughts on developing Spiritual Health (Faith, Religion and Spirituality)

How I Got Here

I grew up in Virginia before joining the U.S. Navy and serving as a Hospital Corpsman. During my service I worked at the highest levels of military medicine. After my military service I transitioned to the Information Technology (IT) field. This is where I honed my technical skills and was fortunate to learn many leadership and management lessons. Then it was back to school using the Montgomery GI Bill. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

I was then fortunate to put my training and previous Navy experience to good use at the Local, Regional and State levels. Then, after a long career of answer emergency calls and monitor alarms, I moved into Private Sector Program and Project Management.

Where In the World?

I currently live in Southwest Virginia with my wife of over 20 years, my 3 sons and 3 Border Collies. I exercise regularly in my garage gym and am a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt.

Have a plan, stay informed and get involved,


Kevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host ‘KEV Talks’ and ‘You-Jitsu‘ Podcast | Principal on the Pannell5 Fitness Club YouTube Channel

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