Jeff Altheide

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Altheide

Jeff believes the world should be flat — in other words, a global market of businesses with flat organizations that champion entrepreneurial thinking. Jeff oversees the agency’s operational performance and its collaborations with industry partners. In 30 years with G&S, including 15 years as Managing Director of the Chicago office, he has tackled a broad range of marketing and corporate communications programs. Jeff’s expertise spans various communications disciplines including strategic consulting, marketing, corporate identity and public affairs programs for industrial, agricultural, technology and professional services clients. He is the architect of the firm’s global expansion through its membership in PROI Worldwide, the world’s leading partnership of independent agencies, in which he manages relationships with the network’s 65 partners. He has a B.S. in Agriculture Communications (Journalism) from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School. In 2018, Jeff was inducted into the Agricultural Public Relations Hall of Fame by the Agricultural Relations Council and Agri Marketing magazine for his lifetime contribution to the industry. Jeff’s patience and creativity are on display at work every day and on the lakes where he spends his spare time fishing.