Jeffrey S. Leb
Jeff Leb embarked on his professional journey at Salomon Smith Barney over 25 years ago.
This formative experience laid a solid analytical foundation that would underpin a distinguished career in public administration and advocacy. Transitioning from the corporate world, Jeff plunged into public service, stepping into the role of Chief of Staff to a member of the New York City Council. Here, his aptitude for legislative affairs came to the fore, resulting in the successful passage of comprehensive environmental legislation and productive negotiations with the Mayor's office on behalf of the Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection.
Now a seasoned political strategist and a respected authority in government and community relations, Jeff has utilized his expertise in legislative, budgetary, and zoning matters across numerous leadership roles. As Managing Partner at Capitol Consulting, his strategic acumen has catalyzed significant legislative victories, including the passing of landmark healthcare legislation.
Exemplifying his deep-rooted dedication to public service, Jeff Leb has left significant footprints in the non-profit sector. For over a decade, he leveraged his expertise in strategic leadership roles across major non-profit organizations, including his tenure as Managing Director of Government & External Relations at UJA-Federation of New York and Executive Director of the Sephardic Community Federation. Jeff's focused initiatives in these roles powerfully propelled each organization's mission, catalyzing tangible improvements in the lives of New Yorkers.
Moreover, Jeff's voluntary commitment as President of the Board of Directors for the Peninsula Public Library showcases his devotion to enriching community resources. Echoing his profound commitment to the spirit of community service, Jeff frequently offers pro-bono services to leading non-profit organizations across New York, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to supporting the work that enhances the well-being of the community.
Beyond his professional roles, Jeff stands as an unwavering advocate for pro-Israel and LGBTQIA+ causes. His active participation in community events, such as the annual Salute to Israel and LGBTQIA+ Pride parades, is a clear demonstration of his commitment to social inclusivity, unity, and justice. Residing in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Jeff continues to employ his knowledge, expertise, and passion, generating substantial impacts in New York's political and non-profit sectors.
Jeff's career personifies the journey of a devoted public servant, a strategic thinker, and an impactful leader. His expertise, commitment, and passion continue to carve a meaningful path in New York's political and non-profit landscape. The solid bedrock of his success can be traced back to his academic pursuits, culminating in a Master's degree in Public Administration from NYU's Robert F. Wagner School. Jeff's reputation as a public policy expert is underscored by frequent commentary in major media publications, such as The New York Times, New York Post, and Daily News, affirming his significant influence in the field.