Kemper Development Company
Jim is a native of Boulder, Colorado and a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has been a resident of Bellevue, WA for over 20 years.
With professional focus on public policy, public affairs and strategic communications, Jim joined Kemper Development Company (KDC) as Vice President in 2004.
Prior to joining Kemper, Jim worked in Washington DC as a legislative aide to US Senator Frank Murkowski (AK); in Law and Corporate Affairs, Government Affairs and Public Policy, for Microsoft Corporation; and as Director, US Public Policy at Amazon.com.
In his role at KDC, Jim is responsible for government affairs, public relations, communications and strategic initiatives. Jim manages local land-use projects and works closely with KDC’s corporate marketing, operations and real estate development teams.
Jim is immediate past chairman of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and has served on the boards of the Bellevue Police Foundation, Eastside Business Alliance, Overlake Hospital Foundation, Association of WA Business, Seattle Sports Commission and the International Friends School in Bellevue.