Washington, D.C. – The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) today announced that James Lee Sorenson, renowned entrepreneur, business leader, philanthropist and Founder and Chairman of the Sorenson Impact Foundation, has joined its Board of Directors, where he will help guide the organization’s work to address America’s most pressing economic challenges. 

“With his remarkable background as an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jim will be an invaluable part of the next chapter of EIG’s growth as an organization, ” said EIG Co-founder and Board Chairman Sean Parker. “Jim has long been a key partner and supporter of EIG’s work, and we are thrilled to welcome him into the leadership of the organization at such an important time.”

“Jim is passionate about building a dynamic and inclusive economy for all Americans,” said EIG President and CEO John Lettieri. “He embodies the mission and values of our organization, and it is a privilege to have him on the Board.”

“I have long admired EIG’s efforts to help policymakers understand and address this country’s economic challenges, and I am honored to be a part of its Board of Directors,” said Sorenson. “In the wake of a devastating pandemic and economic crisis, EIG’s work to ensure that all Americans are connected to economic growth and opportunity is more important than ever.”

As Chairman of the Sorenson Impact Foundation, Sorenson leverages his experience to seek out and promote innovative social entrepreneurs and find solutions to the challenges underserved communities face. EIG has a strong partnership history with the Foundation, collaborating on projects like the Forbes Opportunity Zone Catalyst Challenge and Opportunity Zone workshops. Sorenson also established the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah which focuses on social impact and policy. He served as Chairman of the Board of Village Capital and is a member of the Executive Committee for the US National Impact Investing Alliance.

EIG media contact: [email protected]

About the Economic Innovation Group (EIG)

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is an ideas laboratory and advocacy organization whose mission is to advance solutions that empower entrepreneurs and investors to forge a more dynamic American economy. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and led by an experienced, bipartisan team, EIG convenes leading experts from the public and private sectors, develops original policy research, and works to advance creative legislative proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic growth to communities across the nation. For more information, visit eig.org.



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