JAMES LEE SORENSON
Chairman, Board of Directors, Sorenson Impact Foundation
A world-renowned entrepreneur, business leader, societal innovator, philanthropist and impact investor, James Lee Sorenson serves as president of the Sorenson Impact Foundation, which funds sustainable, scalable endeavours that maximize positive impact on the lives and societies they touch. In 2012, Sorenson contributed $13 million to the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business for the creation of the Sorenson Impact Center, whose mission is to accelerate sustainable social change through the use of capital, innovation, data and cross-sector collaboration. In his commercial endeavours, Sorenson has been 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.