Jim Jensen is Institutional Advancement Committee Chair of the IONS Board of Directors.
Jim is the co-founder and managing partner of Mara Gateway Associates, L.P. Mara Gateway is a privately owned real estate investment company, which owns real estate properties in the Western United States and Hawaii. Additionally, Mr. Jensen is the co-managing partner of Stronghurst, LLC, which provides advisory and financial services to emerging growth companies. Mr. Jensen's previous business activities include serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thousand Trails, Inc., a national network and the industry leader of private campground resorts; President, Grantree Furniture Rental Corporation, which became the largest furniture rental company in America; and an eleven year career with Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., serving as National Sales Manager of Australia and New Zealand, International Sales Manager and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Great Books Division of the Western World. As President of J J Advisors, LLC, Mr. Jensen has also provided full service sales and marketing support to select luxury master-planned communities. Mr. Jensen is an active member of the World Presidents' Organization and a past director of the Boys and Girls Club and the Leukemia Society of America. He and his wife, Jeri, have been married for 43 years and have four children and two grandchildren. The Jensens reside in Bellevue, Washington.