As the Principal at Battcher Communications, Jeff calls on his extensive global communications leadership to counsel clients on internal and external communications.
Jeff’s relationship-driven approach to strategic communications was developed while running the global public relations departments and reporting to the CEOs at Delta Air Lines, BellSouth and Level 3 Communications. He managed integrated internal and external communications teams for major mergers and acquisitions, financial bankruptcies and crisis situations. He championed consistency across media relations, employee communications, analyst relations, investor relations, regulatory affairs and labor relations to harness maximum impact.
CEOs and Boards of Directors of Fortune 500 companies, as well as leading international public relations, advertising, and marketing firms regularly consult with Jeff. The leadership of Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, The United Nations, Amazon, Ring, Citrix, HTC and DISH Network all have benefited from Jeff’s counsel. He specializes in media training, message development, financial communications and executive visibility programs, including interviews with top global print and TV networks.
Jeff is also the co founder and president of AIM Sports Reputation Management. Along with Super Bowl champion and college football head football coach Bill Curry, AIM is an Atlanta based agency providing sports industry clients throughout the world with public relations services, crisis preparedness, and crisis communications advice.
A native of Macon, Georgia, Jeff attended the University of Utah on a football scholarship, where he lettered in football and baseball. He later went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Communications from Mercer University and a Executive MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.
Reinforcing his unwavering commitment to enriching his community, he currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Otis Redding Foundation, Depaul USA, Boys and Girls Clubs, Middle Georgia Community Food Bank and the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. He is also a member of the Macon Sports Hall of Fame and its Board of Directors, the Macon-Bibb County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, a Trustee for the United Way of Central Georgia and a Commissioner for the Famvin Global Homeless Alliance.