As Chief Government Strategy Officer, Jeff Campbell leads Cisco’s government relations worldwide. He manages a team that spans six continents and is charged with advancing issues that support Cisco’s robust corporate and technology policy agenda. This includes conferring with world leaders, important legislators, critical regulators, and industry stakeholders to shape public policies that foster innovation and emerging digital technologies, promote broadband adoption, and protect global competitiveness.
Since joining Cisco in 2001, Jeff’s deep expertise and background in telecommunication and internet regulation, intellectual property law, energy regulation, and international trade have helped advance the company’s many priorities. During his tenure, he has successfully advocated for policies that enable the future of wireless technologies and 5G, improve the digitization of education and rural communities, dedicate billions of dollars to expand broadband infrastructure across America, and reduce barriers to digital trade, among others.
Passionate about bridging the “digital divide” and powering a more inclusive future, Jeff represents Cisco on the Board of Directors for the California Emerging Technologies Fund, which works to accelerate the deployment of broadband in unserved and underserved communities. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Telecommunications Industry Association.
Prior to Cisco, Jeff headed the Washington, D.C. government affairs office of Compaq Computer and began his career as a telecommunications regulatory attorney for the international law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.