Jeff Schrade serves as Policy Impact’s Director of Government Affairs. He has over 30 years of experience in the political arena.
Jeff has provided personal counsel to the vice presidents of companies such as Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, and ConocoPhillips, served as a senior advisor for a governor, successfully managed a candidate’s race for the U.S. Congress, directed the communications efforts of two U.S. Senate committees, and served on the personal staff of two United States Senators.
At Policy Impact, Jeff provides strategic advice to clients, communications planning and implementation, as well as hands on meetings with important government officials. He has first-hand experience across a variety of policy issues, including energy reform, health care reform, and veterans issues. During his years with Policy Impact, he has lobbied on prison and education reform, needed changes to U.S. tax policy, as well as issues involving America’s infrastructure needs, and foreign policy concerns.
Immediately prior to joining Policy Impact, Jeff served as the Director of Government Affairs and Media for LNG Allies. He also served for seven years as the Director of Government Affairs and Political Communications for the Natural Gas Supply Association, a major Washington D.C. trade group.
Jeff began his path in politics at Brigham Young University, where he majored in political science and communications. He moved to Boise, Idaho, in 1988 and was hired as a fundraiser by the Idaho Republican Party, and later served on the state staff of U.S. Senators Jim McClure and Larry Craig. After rising in the political ranks, then newly-elected Governor Phil Batt hired Jeff to be his point man on, among other things, resolving a crisis between the state and the federal government over nuclear waste. Jeff’s efforts resulted in a $3 billion nuclear waste cleanup and removal agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Navy and the Justice Department, and later led successful efforts to change Idaho’s constitution to provide more funding for the state’s schools.
In his spare time, Jeff currently serves as the chairman of the Stafford County Virginia Telecommunications Commission which oversees cable and internet service providers operating in the county and advises Board of Supervisors on cable television services, telecommunications, broadband (both wireline and wireless) and local infrastructure issues.