Jeff assumed the position of Executive Director at The American Legion National Headquarters on August 1, 2008. The American Legion is a membership association of 2.4 Million wartime veterans. Jeff has held several positions throughout his career at The American Legion including Assistant and Deputy Director of Finance and Director of Emblem Sales (The American Legion merchandise catalog and ecommerce division). Jeff is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
As executive director, Jeff oversees Membership, Media, Marketing & Communications, Convention & Meetings, Internal Affairs, Finance, Human Resources, Maintenance, The American Legion Library and the Emil A. Blackmore Museum. Previously he had oversight of Information Technology, Affinity Programs and Development.
Prior to joining The American Legion staff Jeff worked at Ernst & Young, LLC as a Senior Staff Accountant and was a Senior Auditor at Bank One. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, American Institute of CPA's, Indiana Society of Association Executives, Indiana CPA Society and Direct Marketing Association.
Jeff is also a member of Historic Fort Benjamin Harrison American Legion Post 510 in Indianapolis, where he has served as Commander and Adjutant. He has been active with the Boy Scouts of America as a Registered Adult Leader and Pack Committee member. Jeff has served on the Board of Directors of Haynes & Partners Communications, Inc.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, Jeff served with the 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron aboard a C-130 Aircraft and attained the rank of Sergeant before his Honorable Discharge. Jeff earned a BS in Accounting from Ball State University.
Jeff’s honors and awards include: Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honorary; Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honorary; Alpha Lambda Delta Scholastic Honorary; Golden Key National Honor Society and an Honor Graduate of the US Air Force Technical Training School.