Jeff Boeyink specializes in government affairs.
Before joining LS2group, Jeff was named Governor-elect Terry Branstad’s Chief of Staff and Co-Chairman of Branstad’s transition team on November 3, 2010. After spearheading the transition, Jeff served as Chief of Staff until September 6, 2013.
He currently serves as a trusted policy and campaign advisor to many of Iowa’s top political and business leaders.
During his service as Chief of Staff, Jeff served as the state’s chief operating officer and oversaw the day-to-day operation of the Governor’s Office and the entire executive branch of state government.
Jeff also served as Governor Branstad’s chief policy advisor and his key successes in this area include: (1) the largest property tax cut in the state’s history (for all classes of property) and reform of the commercial property tax; (2) landmark educational reform that, at its center, provides for a new teacher-leadership career ladder that rewards outstanding teachers for taking on expanded leadership roles in their schools that will work to boost student educational performance; and (3) a new modern health care delivery system for Iowa’s poor that promotes healthy activity and outcomes.
Prior to this appointment, Jeff served as Campaign Manager for the Governor Branstad 2010 campaign and successfully led Governor Branstad’s comeback campaign.
The Governor Branstad 2010 campaign raised a record $8.5 million during the campaign cycle, and was the first campaign in nearly 50 years to defeat an incumbent Iowa governor with his 10-point victory on November 2, 2010.
In addition, Jeff has served as Executive Director of the Republican Party of Iowa and as an association manager, PAC director, major donor fund-raiser, and long-time lobbyist at the Iowa State Capitol.
Jeff also volunteers as the President of the Terrace Hill Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Iowa’s historic governor’s mansion.
A graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa, Jeff also holds a master’s degree in public administration from Iowa State University.
In addition to his role at LS2group, Jeff is founder and partner in RLW Strategies and 4th Phase Strategies.
Des Moines, IA