In 2008, academic professional and senior executive Irving Hamer became a partner in P3 Strategies, LLC. At this Jackson, Mississippi, consultancy, Hamer advises private corporations, nonprofit organizations, health care firms, and educational institutions on various operational matters. The business strategies and educational policies he advocated have led to mandatory kindergarten throughout the state, the implementation of teacher recruitment and retention plans, and an improved Mississippi Charter School Law. Some of Irving Hamer’s other interests include partnering with Tableau Software as a reseller and serving as a thought partner with the Mississippi Ed Reform Collaborative, for which he develops academic programs for rural school districts.
Although currently based out of Mississippi, Hamer has aided organizations throughout the United States during his career and has participated with several civic groups. While in Manhattan, Irving Hamer chaired the University Symphony, served as a treasurer and trustee for the Citizen Exchange Council, and sat on the boards of directors of the Food Bank of New York and of the Health Care Chaplaincy. Moreover, engagements in Maryland allowed him to serve as a member of the board of directors for Perkins State Hospital, of the Executive Committee of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, and of the Maryland Committee for the Humanities.