SVP, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Americas
Jeff Campbell is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Cisco. He oversees government affairs activities for the Americas, Cisco’s largest geographic region, and leads Cisco’s policy agenda in the Western Hemisphere. In this role, Jeff is responsible for conferring with government and industry leaders to shape public policies that foster innovation and emerging digital technologies.
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, 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.