Before co-founding and becoming chairman of Washington, D.C.’s Sterling Foundation Management LLC, James Lintott was head of one of the nation’s largest private foundations. Prior to turning his full focus to private foundation management, Lintott was chief financial officer of a division of a $35 billion privately held company, where he worked closely with the principals and played a critical role in a variety of important philanthropic endeavors.
Lintott received his J.D. (with distinction) from Stanford Law School, as well as an M.A. in applied economics and B.A. degrees (Phi Beta Kappa) in economics and political science from Stanford University. He was a senior editor of Stanford Law Review. Lintott was also instrumental in developing the non-profit Stanford Law School Asian Trade Consortium, and was a founding member of the non-profit Stanford Law and Business Society.
A member of the White House Fellows Selection Panel, Lintott also serves on the boards of a number of nationally known charities, including the Tax Foundation and is an advisory board member of the American Festival of the Arts. Lintott was also a vice chair of the Asia Society’s Annual Benefit and was named a US-Japan Fellow. He is a founder and director, along with his wife, of their family foundation.
Lintott first got involved with JSA by attending the Junior Statesmen Washington, D.C. Summer School in 1981. He was an active member of the W.F. West High School JSA chapter in Chehalis, Wash. and served as Pacific Northwest director of debate in 1981/1982.