Jeff Schrade serves as Policy Impact’s Director of Government Affairs. He has over 25 years of experience in the political arena.
Jeff has advised the vice presidents of major energy 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 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.
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. A year later he joined the state staff of U.S. Senator Jim McClure and, after his retirement, Jeff was hired by U.S. Senator 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.
Jeff came to Washington, D.C., in 2001 to serve as communications director for first the Senate Special Committee on Aging and then the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, before working for the natural gas industry.