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Jeff Campbell

Senior Vice President & Chief Government Strategy Officer

Government Affairs and Public Policy

As Chief Government Strategy Officer, Jeff Campbell leads Cisco’s government relations worldwide. He manages a team that spans six continents and is charged with advancing issues that support Cisco’s robust corporate and technology policy agenda. This includes conferring with world leaders, important legislators, critical regulators, and industry stakeholders to shape public policies that foster innovation and emerging digital technologies, promote broadband adoption, and protect global competitiveness.

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.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Articles

February 3, 2023

HIGH TECH POLICY

President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Maria Martinez to National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

President Biden today announced his intent to appoint Cisco Chief Operating Officer Maria Martinez to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), which provides industry-based analyses and recommendations to the Executive Office of the President (EOP) on how the government can enact policy for, or take actions to enhance, national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) telecommunications.   Cisco […]

January 24, 2023

HIGH TECH POLICY

We Can’t Ignore the Digital Skills Shortage: Six Public Policies to Address This 21st-Century Crisis

Businesses, governments, universities, nonprofits, and other organizations are entering a new era of connectivity and technology. Whether to boost productivity, improve public services, or help make cities more sustainable, this rapid adoption of technology is creating endless benefits. However, one challenge is threatening to stall the digital transformation of the future: the growing digital skills […]

May 5, 2022

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Welcomes Bill Davenport as Senior Director, Government Affairs

Cisco is proud to announce that Bill Davenport will serve as a Senior Director of Government Affairs in our Washington, DC office.

May 11, 2021

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Welcomes Waldo McMillan as Head of the Washington, DC Office

Waldo McMillan joins the Washington, DC team to lead Cisco's engagements with the White House, Congress and Cabinet agencies. He will accelerate our efforts to build relationships with leaders in Washington, to help power an inclusive future for all.

April 21, 2021

HIGH TECH POLICY

Cisco Systems statement on Climate Change and President Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal

Chuck Robbins confirms Cisco's belief that President Biden's proposal to ensure high-quality, affordable broadband connectivity for all Americans — no matter who they are or where they live — will be key to fostering prosperous and sustainable communities.

February 23, 2021

HIGH TECH POLICY

Statement of Chuck Robbins, Chairman & CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc., on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 recognizes the vital role that technology plays in supporting remote healthcare, distance learning, remote work, and high-quality broadband connections, which will enable us to truly build an inclusive future for all.

December 8, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Congratulations to FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington

Statement from Cisco’s Jeff Campbell, Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs, the Americas: On behalf of Cisco, we congratulate Nathan Simington on his appointment and Senate confirmation as he becomes the new FCC commissioner. We look forward to working with him on bridging the digital divide, increasing spectrum for better, more reliable wireless technology, […]

April 15, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

Supporting our governments and communities as they navigate a new reality

Cisco has taken on complex challenges from the very beginning. It’s at the core of who we are.  Across the Americas and across our company, we believe in using our technology to help others. We pledge to continue helping those in government lead their citizens through this unprecedented time.

April 1, 2020

HIGH TECH POLICY

FCC’s 6GHz Proposal Marks the Next Great Leap in Wireless Technology

Today marks a milestone in the evolution of Wi-Fi technology. Thanks to Chairman Pai’s proposal, the FCC plans to make an additional 1,200 megahertz of spectrum available for unlicensed use. This represents the first spectrum allocation for Wi-Fi since 2003 and it couldn’t have come at a more critical time. Wi-Fi is already the most […]