James Jameson is the Chairman and/or major shareholder of companies in aerospace, agriculture, education, publishing, book distribution, film production, and real estate with offices in 20 countries of the world.

Jameson serves on the Advisory Board for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Chancellor’s Executive Advisory Cabinet, both at the University of California in San Diego. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors at the Reason Foundation, a policy think tank focused on free market solutions to societal problems, as well as on the Board at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served as Chairman of the Institute of the Americas which studies issues of the Americas, and then served in the U.S. Government under President George Walker Bush as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development in 1992-1993 where he was also on the Boards of the Export Import Bank of the United States and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation as well as on the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States.