Jim Hermann, a resident of Truckee, CA, Nevada County, brings a wealth of executive leadership in both business and civic activities in his role as Chair, Sierra Forward.
A native of Seattle, Washington and a graduate of the University of Washington, Jim started his career with IBM and spent most of his career as a Silicon Valley executive, CEO and entrepreneur. Along the way, he obtained an MBA, worked on Doctoral studies, and attended the Stanford Technology Executive Program. In addition, he worked for the international consulting firms of Price Waterhouse and Accenture as a management consultant specializing in work for technology companies. Before retirement, Jim ended his business career as the founder and principal of an investment advisory firm.
Always interested in politics and civic activities, Jim was president of a Rotary club, Chairman of downtown economic development, board member of a local chamber of commerce, board member of a Planning commission, member of a parks and recreation board, and member of a school district bond oversight committee. Jim worked actively for the John Kerry campaign and, of course, was a big supporter of Barack Obama. Jim was also co-founder of the Tahoe Truckee Democratic Club.
Jim and his wife Jennifer are avid athletes and outdoorsmen, enjoying the wonderful Sierras. As skiers and hikers, they appreciate the wonderful environment with which we have been blessed. Jennifer is a volunteer Forest Ranger while Jim stays at home working on Sierra Forward nurturing a body somewhat limited due to his love of basketball playing for the UW and in Europe.