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Jeff joined EKA after managing a growing list of clients at his own firm, McConnell Government Relations. He is a specialist in technology and cannabis related fields, along with a deep background in land-use policy and the budget processes of The City of Los Angeles and the County. Jeff has successfully secured hundreds of millions of dollars in contract awards for his clients over the past ten years and successfully permitted large scale developments from the Port of Los Angeles to the San Fernando Valley.
Jeff began his career as a legislative deputy for Councilman Nick Pacheco, where he focused on transportation, public works, the economic redevelopment of downtown Los Angeles, and the city budget. He has maintained remarkable relationships and resources across the spectrum of Los Angeles city politics.
Jeff is currently vice-chair of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, and a former co-chair of the Transportation and Goods Movement Committee for the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on the board. He also serves on the boards of the Central City Association and Crestview Preparatory School. Jeff is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and Theater.