JeffWise

Jeff has worked on advocacy and policy both in and out of government for almost twenty-five years.  Before joining AFJ, he held various positions in government and in nongovernmental organizations including serving as program director at the Pew Charitable Trusts, policy director and deputy general counsel for the National Environmental Trust, Associate Director for Global Environmental Affairs in the National Security Council, and a fellow in the White House Office on Environmental Policy.  He also served as communications director for The Nature Conservancy’s International Program, as a legislative aid to Senator Brock Adams, and as a reporter for United Press International.

As a lawyer who has worked in government, with the media, and in politics, Jeff has successfully prosecuted campaigns on a variety of issues.  In the mid-1990s, he led an activist effort that resulted in the greatest expansion of the government’s environmental right-to-know policies in a decade.  Jeff managed media and advocacy activities that led to the phasing out of toxic substances by the world’s largest toy manufacturers.  He’s launched or managed more than a dozen major public outreach or cause-related marketing initiatives.

Jeff holds an undergraduate degree in English literature from Brown University, a Master’s in natural resource economics from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.