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Jimmy Kemp

Jack Kemp Foundation
James Kemp is President of the Jack Kemp Foundation. He created the Foundation and its program, which are based on the American idea that the condition of your birth doesn’t determine the outcome of your life.

Mr. Kemp also co-founded and is the Managing Partner of Kemp Partners, a strategic consulting firm based in Washington DC. Mr. Kemp has assisted Fortune 500 companies as well as burgeoning firms before Congress, the White House and several federal agencies. He has been representing clients and providing government relations and corporate affairs services since 2002.

Mr. Kemp is also an Executive Vice President at Group 47, a digital data storage company which is bringing to market an archival, media called DOTS (Digital Optical Technology System).

Prior to Kemp Partners, Mr. Kemp spent eight seasons as a quarterback in the Canadian Football League, finishing his career in 2001 with the Toronto Argonauts.

Mr. Kemp also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Hope Community Charter School located in NE Washington DC. The school serves 735 pre-k through grade 8 students and has been operating since September 2005. Mr. Kemp is a graduate of Wake Forest University. He and his wife, Susan, have four boys and reside in NW Washington DC.