Jeffrey Newgard

Lobbyist

Areas of Expertise: Corporate tax, economic development, local governments and land-use, biotech and general agricultural, health care procurement, political campaigns and social media.

Personal Interests: Jeff is an avid outdoorsman, and rain or shine you are more than likely to find him mountain climbing, hiking, backpacking, fishing or at his cabin on Mt. Hood. His other hobbies include golfing, skiing and boating. Jeff is actively involved in non-profit organizations that support people with disabilities and encourage local underprivileged youth to experience the outdoors.

Jeff is one of our lobbyists in Salem. Since joining Pac/West, his focus has been on corporate tax, economic development and issues relating to local governments. He has been directly involved with the Oregon legislature’s discussions regarding the state-local economic development programs, transportation and infrastructure investments, and encouraging a healthy business climate through tactical tax packages such as the Strategic Investment Program. Jeff also leads the Pac/West Social Media Team.

Jeff grew up the son of a news director, spending much of his childhood experiencing the inner-workings of the Oregon media. While attending Oregon State University, he served as president of his college fraternity and worked with student associations, city and county governments, and local community organizations to improve campus livability. Also during this time, Jeff led efforts for PUSH America, a national nonprofit whose mission is to organize and facilitate community projects for individuals facing accessibility issues. Jeff remains active in both of these organizations through his role in the alumni association. Prior to joining Pac/West, Jeff worked as an assistant to U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley covering labor relations and communications.

Jeff has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Political Economies from Oregon State University.

E-mail: newgard@pacwestcom.com

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