John J. Hemmingson

Founder & CEO
Executive Leadership Team

John J. Hemmingson is an entrepreneur, leader, and philanthropist whose extensive business career includes leading successful mergers, public offerings, start-ups, and divestitures. John’s extensive business experience, coupled with an insatiable curiosity and desire to understand unique business opportunities, led him to found Lakeside Companies in 1997. 

Over the last 25 years, John’s leadership has grown Lakeside into an organization that spans multiple business sectors, including education, aerospace, real estate, agriculture, oil and natural gas, and construction. John’s passion and success with leading people have enabled him to selectively grow the organization with intelligent, visionary team members who execute Lakeside’s vision to build great companies that contribute to their communities. 

Philanthropy is a huge part of John’s life and Lakeside’s Culture. All Lakeside organizations are rooted in John’s personal mission to give back to the community. John cares deeply about education, advocacy, and fighting poverty and contributes to many organizations aiding these important causes. John J. Hemmingson currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Gonzaga University. You can see other recent philanthropic news at

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