Jeff Surrell is a founder and managing director at Shot Point Strategies. For over three decades, Jeff has helped clients navigate complex political and reputational challenges in the nation’s capital and beyond. Prior to founding Shot Point Strategies, Jeff was a senior executive (general manager) at Edelman’s Washington office. During his 20 years at Edelman, Jeff oversaw practice groups that included corporate and public affairs, higher education, advocacy, and opposition research. With experience in both Congress and the executive branch, Jeff has proven expertise in media strategy, public affairs, crisis and issues management as well as reputation risk and recovery. He has provided communications counsel to Fortune 100 companies, large trade associations, elite universities and prep schools, and has helped clients manage relationships with major broadcast, print, and cable media outlets. Surrell received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State and master’s from George Mason University.