Jimmy Kemp



Jimmy became involved with Group 47 in 2007, when he learned about DOTS and became convinced of its critical importance in preserving the digital records of the world’s business, government, artistic, and scientific communities.

Jimmy is also co-founder and Managing Partner of Kemp Partners, a Washington, DC-based strategic and venture capital consulting firm established in 2003.

Jimmy also serves as President of the Jack Kemp Foundation, established to perpetuate and advance Jack Kemp’s contributions to American political thought and help educate the next generation of political leaders. To promote this mission, the Foundation began the Kemp Legacy Project, comprised of the Kemp Oral History Project, the Kemp Collection at the Library of Congress, and the Kemp Chair of Political Economy at the John W. Kluge Center, also at the Library of Congress. The other key Foundation program is the Kemp Forum, a debate and discussion series providing a platform for the civil competition of ideas emphasizing issues around equality of opportunity, economic policy and foreign policy.

Jimmy received his B.A. in History from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC. Prior to Kemp Partners, Jimmy spent eight seasons as a quarterback in the Canadian Football League, finishing his career in 2002 with the Toronto Argonauts.

In addition, Jimmy was the Founding Chairman of the Board for the Hope Community Charter School located in NE Washington, DC. The school serves pre-kindergarten through grade 8 and has been in operation since September 2005.

Jimmy and Susan live in Washington DC and try to shepherd four boys who range from 20 years old to 12.