James D. Jameson is a founder and Chairman of the Board of a number of companies both in the United States and abroad. His companies’ interests are in the fields of aerospace, agriculture, publishing, and real estate. Collectively, this group has over 2,000 employees and operates in 14 countries of the world. The companies are privately held. The list of companies include Glenair, Inc., LIDCO, Inc., Plastic Services and Products, Inc., Glenair UK, and the Cambridge Holding Group S.A. Most recently, Mr. Jameson has established a very successful publishing group of companies under Cambridge Holding Group in Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and China. These publishing companies concentrate in the professional and educational sectors.
Mr. Jameson is presently a member of the Advisory Council for the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California at San Diego.
Mr. Jameson serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the World Presidents’ Organization (a graduate organization to the Young Presidents’ Organization), the Reason Foundation (a policy think tank interested in free market solutions to societal problems), Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and the Bishops School. James spent 8 years on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Americas, an independent non-profit institution devoted to finding effective responses to some of the major challenges facing the countries of the Western Hemisphere. He was Chairman of this Institute in 1991/92, but resigned to enter the United States Government as an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development where he served in 1992/93. In that capacity, he was an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. He also served as a member of the President’s Export Council and on the Board of Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States.
Mr. Jameson spent several years as a member of the U.S. Polish Action Commission chaired by Zbignew Brezezinski. This Commission is involved in the economic development of Poland and is composed of both United States and Polish members. He is member of the Millennium Council. This council meets yearly in Colombia to give knowledge and insight of business leaders on the economic development of Colombia in attracting foreign investment, expanding international commerce, building human capital and technology capabilities and modernizing capital markets. Mr. Jameson served as the International President of the Young Presidents’ Organization in 1989/90. This group of 7,000 chief executive officers under the age of 50 in over 70 countries of the world provides continuing education and networking for its members.
Mr. Jameson was selected for a Presidential Business Mission by President Bush in 1990 to attend the Helsinki Summit and to go to Moscow to discuss economic development with President Gorbachev and Foreign Minister Shevardnadze.
Mr. Jameson graduated from Stanford University with both a B.A. and M.B.A. He is married, has two children and resides in Rancho Santa Fe, California.