is executive vice president of Dixon and Company,
Inc. with extensive experience in public relations,
public service, media relations and government affairs.
A former press secretary for Illinois House Speaker
Michael J. Madigan, Jeff enjoys politics, having worked
on the successful campaigns of Rod Blagojevich for
Governor, Alan J. Dixon and Paul Simon for the U.S.
Senate, Dukakis for President and a host of state
has worked in local, state and national politics and
maintains a large network of friends and contacts
at every level. He has applied this network of contacts
to influence passage of major legislation, provide
clients with knowledge of pending regulation and legislation
and alert them to potential business opportunities.
his organizational skills and expertise in media campaigns,
he has developed grass roots programs to educate and
gain support from Congress, state legislatures and
city and county governments for specific business
forming Dixon and Company, Jeff worked for five years
as senior vice president of public affairs for Eller
Media Company, the largest outdoor advertising company
in the nation at the time. He managed 15 public affairs
managers in 12 major markets, directing government
and regulatory affairs, media and community relations.
He spearheaded the passage of major "just compensation"
legislation in Illinois, negotiated compromise
language to protect freedom of speech advertising
in Houston, and helped defeat legislation
in Congress to ban outdoor advertising in key commercial
areas. Jeff established and chaired Eller's first
political action committee and increased employee
contributions every year. He also chaired the Outdoor
Advertising Association of America's legislative committee
and served as Eller's spokesperson to the media.
Public Relations, Jeff was director of government and
media relations for the Chicago office. He handled Kraft
General Foods' sponsorship of President Bush's "Thousand
Points of Light" program overseeing the Beach Boys'
nationwide media tour and White House concert. Jeff
also worked with Dow to educate the FDA and the public
on the safety of silicone breast implants, assisted
Eli Lilly & Co. with media and lobbying support
to pass legislation in Wisconsin on the safety of Bovine
Growth Hormones and coordinated government and media
campaigns for Philip Morris on freedom of speech issues
as it pertained to advertising cigarettes.