Jeffrey Zients

Founder and Board Member Emeritus, Urban Alliance; White House Chief of Staff to President Joe Biden

Jeff was part of the founding group of Urban Alliance in 1996. Prior to serving as President Biden’s COVID-19 Response Coordinator, Jeff served as CEO of the Cranemere Group and as the Director of President Obama’s National Economic Council. Jeff previously served as the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget and also was responsible for the technology turnaround of Before serving in government, Jeff served as the Chairman, CEO, and COO of the Advisory Board Company and Chairman of the Corporate Executive Board. During his tenure, these companies created more than $2 billion in equity value for shareholders. Jeff also founded Portfolio Logic, an investment firm focused on healthcare and business services, serving on several portfolio company boards. Jeff graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University.