Jeff is the President of Phi Delta Theta’s General Council. He has served as Mu East Province President from 1997 – 2008, an Assistant Province President and as chapter adviser to two chapters. A Founding Father of the Missouri Zeta Chapter and 1993 Arthur R. Priest Award winner, Jeff has a B.S. in political science from Southeast Missouri State University and a law degree from Washington University.
In 2004, Jeff became the youngest utility regulator in the nation when he was appointed to the Missouri Public Service Commission and served as its chairman from 2005-2009. Prior to 2004, Jeff served as General Counsel and Chief of Staff to the President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate. After 15 years of public service in all three branches of government, Jeff became an Executive Director of Government Affairs for BNSF Railway in 2012.
Jeff is a past president of the following boards and organizations: the Southeast Missouri State University Alumni Association, the Financial Research Institute at the University of Missouri, the Mid-America Regulatory Conference and Hope Lutheran Church in Jefferson City, MO. Jeff is currently President of the Missouri Railroad Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Missouri Chamber Commerce, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Missouri. He recently served as an Elder of Hope Lutheran Church in Shawnee, KS. Jeff now resides in Jefferson City, MO, with his wife Tiffany, three daughters, two dogs and a cat.
A Piece of Advice
Your fraternity experience is what you make of it. Phi Delta Theta provides you with the opportunity to practice leadership – something that just can’t be taught in any classroom. It can only be acquired through experience. More than anything else, my experiences as a chapter officer, as a chapter adviser, as a Province President and as a General Council member prepared me to supervise hundreds of people, to manage million dollar budgets, to juggle dozens of tasks, to build coalitions, to work through adversity and be the leader I am today. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Phi Delta Theta, and I would encourage you to make the most of your fraternity experience.