Jeffrey Shapiro -  Former Guest Speaker at the Leadership Institute

Jeff Shapiro joined Peck Madigan Jones following six years as Chief of Staff to Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), a member of the Ways and Means Committee. He brings more than a decade of political and public policy experience to the firm, having previously served on Capitol Hill for Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), a subcommittee chairman on the Energy and Commerce Committee.


In his time on Capitol Hill, Jeff gained a reputation as a skilled political professional among Members and colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Jeff’s command of the operational dynamics and inner workings of congressional offices was recognized by House Leadership, who tasked him with transitioning into office several Members of Congress following special elections. In 2010 and again in 2012, Jeff was asked to contribute to Hitting the Ground Running, a publication designed to familiarize incoming House Republican Freshmen with Capitol Hill, office management, and the legislative process.


From 2003 to 2006, Jeff served as Washington Representative for General Mills, Inc., where he focused on food safety and security, agricultural trade, food labeling, and commodity programs. He has an extensive background in agriculture policy which includes two Farm Bills, service on the Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee for Processed Foods, and broad experience with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as the Food and Drug Administration.


Jeff has served as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University and is a frequent lecturer for Georgetown University’s Semester in Washington Program, discussing congressional operations and legislative processes.


A graduate of the University of Illinois, Jeff and his family reside in Washington, DC.


Jeffrey Shapiro