National Advisory Council

James R. Long

Membership Information:

Member Since: 2001


Brenda A. Long


Job Title: Retired, Executive Vice President
Company: Nortel Networks
Location: Florida, United States


  • international business


James Long is a past director of Cypress Semiconductor and past director of NCR Corp., 3COM Corp., Symon Communications, and the Polynesian Cultural Center. He spent twenty-five years at IBM and retired in 1999 as executive vice president of Nortel Networks. He was president of Nortel World Trade and president of Nortel Enterprise Networks. He is currently chairman and CEO of Blue Mountain Cafes and franchisee in Phoenix and northern Arizona for Corner Bakery Cafes. Jim earned his bachelor’s degree in management from San Jose State University and served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.