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Jeff Bell '88

SAIS Board of Advisors, Member

Jeff Bell is a member of the Executive Board of MidOcean Partners, a private equity firm focusing upon consumer and business service investments. Previously, Jeff was Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of PPLSI, the leading provider of legal and privacy management services in North America. Mr. Bell served as Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing, Xbox. He spent 12 years at Ford Motor Company, including serving as Managing Director of Ford Spain, and 5 years at Chrysler as the Vice President and General Manager of Chrysler and Jeep Divisions. Jeff earned the 2008 Cannes Grand Prix Winner for the Halo 3 Integrated Marketing campaign. He was named AdAge “2007 Entertainment Marketer of the Year” for Gears of War, and AdAge “2005 Interactive Marketer of the Year” at Chrysler. He has served as Trustee of his alma mater, Kenyon College, and on the Board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bell graduated from Kenyon College Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and was honored as an Academic All-American in football. He holds Master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins and Wharton. He is married to his wife of 35 years, Colleen, and has three sons, Josh, Jon and Matt.