As a senior partner with TIP Strategies, Inc., Jeff Marcell leads high profile national consulting engagements. Before joining TIP, Jeff served as president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County. Jeff joined the Seattle EDC in 2004, and during his tenure, rebuilt the organization’s client-based economic development programs. Under his leadership, the Seattle EDC was recognized by IEDC as the Best Practice Category Winner for programs in Technology-Led Economic Development and Sustainable and Green Development. He received the Outstanding Board Service Award from the Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council in 2012, in 2013 he received the MacArthur Award for Leadership from the Washington State Department of Commerce, and in 2015 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington State Economic Development Association. Prior to joining the Seattle EDC, Jeff served as a marketing executive in the Economic Development Division of the Greater Houston Partnership. Jeff has a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Certificates in Real Estate Development and Nonprofit Management from the University of Washington.