Jeff was hired as Shafer Leadership Academy’s first Development Director in January 2020. Jeff’s primary focus is on finding new Shafer Leadership Academy member organizations, with a secondary focus on cultivating new custom program clients.
Jeff has spent much of his career working in various roles in support of the Muncie Community. A 2006 graduate of Ball State University (with a B.A. in Communications from the College of Communication, Information, and Media), Jeff has worked in various roles; including Project Manager at The Muncie Visitors Bureau, and Associate Executive Director at Cornerstone Center for the Arts.
Voted one of Muncie’s Top 20 Under 40 by M Magazine (2016), Jeff currently serves on the Muncie City Council (District 2) and is a member of Muncie’s Bridge Dinner Planning Committee. Jeff also served on The Star Press Editorial Board for nearly 2 years (2014-2016) and was a strong advocate for positive news and using the Editorial Board’s voice to promote positive things happening in Muncie. Additionally, throughout his career, he has volunteered his time and talents to a number of non-profit organizations and other community focused groups and committees.
Throughout his career, Jeff has used his role at each organization to collaborate and partner with countless other non-profit, for-profit businesses, and community advocacy groups to provide opportunities which benefit the entire community.