Jimmy Kemp



Jimmy became involved with Group 47 as soon as 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, D.C.-based strategic and venture capital consulting firm established in 2003.

Jimmy also serves as Executive Director of the Empower America Project, which launched in 2019 and is President of the Jack Kemp Foundation, established in 2009, to perpetuate and advance Jack Kemp’s contributions to American political thought and help engage the next generation of political leaders.

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 his wife Susan live in Bethesda, Md., and have four sons.