Press Release: Bay Area Council Hires Rufus Jeffris as Vice President of Communications

The Bay Area Council today announced that Rufus Jeffris has been hired as Vice President of Communications, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in journalism, marketing communications, and political and strategic communications.

“I’m very pleased that Rufus is joining our organization,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. “He is a seasoned communications professional who brings valuable experience in a wide range of communications disciplines along with strong knowledge of the Bay Area and the many issues in which the Council is leading.”

Jeffris previously served as Vice President Communications for Barnes Mosher Whitehurst Lauter and Partners and Whitehurst/Mosher Campaign Strategy and Media, where he managed communications programs, political campaigns and events. Jeffris also has worked for Bank of America as editorial director for its consumer retail website and as an editor and reporter for several Bay Area daily and weekly newspapers.

In his role, Jeffris will shape and direct the Council’s communications strategies and manage External Communications, Internal Communications, Media Relations, Public Relations, and Web Communications.

He can be reached by email at, by phone at (415) 946-8725 and by cell at (415) 606-2337.

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