Jay WalkerExecutive Chairman
Jay Walker, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, is Chairman of Walker Digital, LLC, which he founded in 1994. He is widely known as the founder of priceline.com, which brought a new level of value to the travel industry and its millions of customers. Jay is also the curator and chairman of TEDMED, LLC, a global community of people from every field who are passionate about the future of health and medicine (TEDMED is the sole independent licensee of the TED organization) and acting Chief Executive Officer and controlling investor in The Upside Commerce Group, LLC, a business travel company he founded in 2015. Concurrently, Jay is a member of several organizations that promote innovative solutions to global problems, including The President’s Circle of the National Academies (comprising the National Academy of Science; the National Academy of Engineering; the Institute of Medicine; and the National Research Council); and the Atlantic Council as a member of the Board of Directors.
Jay is also founder, curator and owner of The Walker Library of The History of Human Imagination; he is actively involved with Cornell University as the co-chairman of its Library Campaign. Jay received his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations, Cornell University, New York, in 1978 and an Honorary Doctor of Science, Cazenovia College, New York in 2011. For more, read Meet Jay Walker