Jeff is managing partner for Van Eperen and also heads our Baltimore office, providing strategic PR and social media counsel for Van Eperen clients.

He has more than 25 years of public relations experience after beginning his career as a reporter for daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. As an early adopter, Jeff is a recognized expert in social media, advising clients on how to successfully integrate social media with traditional communications programs, and regularly speaks on social media trends.

Jeff also serves as Baltimore editor for the Capitol Communicator, and is co-founder of the Washington, D.C. podcast company Podcast Village. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University. A member of the Stevenson University Business Communication advisory committee, Jeff is accredited in public relations; active in the Maryland chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, serving as past president; and is a member of the National Press Club. In 2016 he won a Silver Anvil award from PRSA, the highest award in PR, for a program promoting the value of liberal arts education.

When he’s not working or posting Snap stories, you can find Jeff riding bike trails in Maryland and Delaware, spending time in Rehoboth, grilling, and watching college lacrosse.