A San Marcos native, Jeff has managed planning, feasibility, and public affairs projects across Texas and in two states, working for clients as varied as small communities and Fortune 500 companies. He has directed the land planning and community relations department for a Texas engineering firm, and won awards for his communications work.
Kara Bishop Buffington
As a policy aide, issues consultant, and proselytizer for “new” media, Kara is passionate about crafting a clear message and creating effective communication strategies. A Central Texas native, Ms. Buffington attended Pine Manor College in Boston where she was recognized as a Margaret Elkins Leadership Scholar and obtained a coveted internship for then U.S. Senator John Kerry (now Secretary of State). Since then, she has worked in communications, campaign strategy, government planning, project management and budgeting.