President, Sorenson Impact Foundation
A world-renowned entrepreneur, business leader and societal innovator, James Lee Sorenson (Jim) serves as chairman of the Sorenson Impact Foundation, which funds sustainable, scalable endeavors that maximize positive impact on the lives and societies they touch. Sorenson contributed $13 million to the University of Utah for the Sorenson Impact Center. Sorenson Is Chairman of the Board of Village Capital and a member of the National Advisory Board of Impact Investing.
Sorenson was instrumental in developing several new industry categories, including digital compression software that helped usher in the online video revolution at Sorenson Media, and video relay services that transformed opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing individuals through Sorenson Communications. Jim served as chairman of the board of MediConnect Global, a leader in medical record retrieval that sold to Verisk Analytics in 2012 for over $370 million.
Jim has served on many community service boards, including Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, University Venture Fund, Art Works for Kids, Gallaudet University, the Utah Sports Commission and the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Jim also co-founded and was Chariman of the Board of the Utah Chamber Artists where he sung Tenor with the choir for 5 years. Jim has six children and 22 grandchildren.