Since early 2019, Jim Jeffries has served as senior vice president, head of public affairs, for AdvaMed. 

Prior to his time here, Jeffries served as head of executive communications for the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at Vulcan, Inc., in Seattle, where his role was to help build Allen’s public profile and lead his external and internal communications efforts across Allen’s vast and varied business and philanthropic pursuits.

From 2009 to 2016, Jeffries served as senior director of communications for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and the Senate HELP committee where he led the year-long public affairs efforts pushing for the passage of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act and the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (which replaced No Child Left Behind), among other major HELP committee successes.

From 2002 to 2008, Jeffries worked in communications for several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including House Republican leadership, and spent a year at the language strategy firm Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research where he worked with Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and political clients. Jim is a graduate of Brigham Young University in political science; he and his wife have three sons and live in Ashburn, Va.