Episode 14: Jeff Taylor - USGRI
Jeffrey L. Taylor is the managing partner of U.S. Government Relations Intl., LLC (USGRI), a government affairs firm based in Washington, DC. He is also a principal in Falcontree Capital, LLC, a financial development firm, and a contributing writer for POLITICO’s “The Arena” section, a cross-party forum where elected officials and opinion leaders discuss current political and policy issues.
Jeff Taylor was born and raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Jeff's father was a local radio broadcaster at WHEB
He attended Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts
Jeff was a part-time disc jockey in high school and college before transitioning to politics
His first position in politics was working for U.S. Senator Gordon Humphrey, as his driver.
Jeff then worked on a number of campaigns, including the campaigns of Congressman George Wortley, then Vice President George H.W. Bush, and more.
After George H.W. Bush won his 1992 bid for the presidency, Jeff worked in the Bush administration for 8 months, before heading back to campaign work.
Jeff's next career move was working for Congressman David McIntosh as his chief of staff
After serving for six years as McIntosh's chief of staff, he transitioned to lobbying, first at a small Indiana firm, and then at a larger New York-based firm.
He started his own lobbying firm - USGRI.com - in 2008
Jeff's firm leverages LinkedIn to find new clients - at one time all of the firm's clients came from connections on LinkedIn