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A San Marcos native, Jeff has managed planning, feasibility, and public affairs projects across Texas and in two states, working for clients as varied as small communities and Fortune 500 companies. He has directed the land planning and community relations department for a Texas engineering firm, and won awards for his communications work.

Early in his career he worked as a speechwriter and legislative press assistant to Congressman Jake Pickle in Washington, D.C.

He has also worked as a business owner, a magazine writer, a publisher and editor, and an award-winning newspaper reporter and editorial writer. He is a co-founder of Gap Strategies.

A Hays County Commissioner in the 1990s, and again from 2007-2010, Jeff has been active in regional planning, transportation, and growth management issues along the Interstate 35 Corridor and across the state. He has been an instructor for organizations such as the Texas Conference of Urban Counties, the Texas Association of Counties, Capital Area Council of Governments, and the Houston-Galveston COG, among many others.

Jeff has managed projects ranging from a few thousand to hundreds of millions of dollars. He has promoted and managed several successful bond packages. He is a nationally accredited planner.

Jeff speaks Spanish proficiently.