Mr. Jeffrey Pike, CEO
Mr. Jeffrey Pike, founder and CEO of Pike Associates, manages the firmís bi-partisan government relations practice. During his more than 14 years in the private sector Mr. Pike has provided government relations services to domestic and international corporations, small businesses, trade associations, organized labor, state and federal government agencies and non-governmental organizations. His work for these clients has involved a variety of fields including fisheries, maritime, transportation, trade, energy, environment and natural resource management. He is also known in Washington for his work to promote animal welfare and conservation. As a former commercial fisherman from Cape Cod, Mr. Pike is a recognized expert in domestic and international fisheries and oceans issues.
Prior to founding Pike Associates in June 2009, Mr. Pike was a partner in the law firm of Sher & Blackwell for more than a dozen years where he directed the government relations practice group. During that time Mr. Pike compiled an impressive record of success on behalf of his clients. Most recently he convened a national working group at the request of Presidential Obamaís transition team to help formulate new Administrationís policy on commercial fishing. He pioneered a whale-safe lobster gear exchange program that promotes both environmental needs and economic interests of fishermen, he was instrumental in the successful congressional campaign to increase mandatory automobile fuel economy standards (CAFE) for the first time in 30 years, secured House and Senate approval for a sophisticated new weather buoy to provide critical safety data for passenger ferries transiting the region, obtained funding for new oil spill prevention technology, helped establish the first fishing sectors or cooperatives on the East coast, negotiated protections for U.S. fishery products in new trade agreements and won congressional approval for $55 million in federal loan guarantees to modernize a shipyard.
Between 1979 and 1995, Mr. Pike worked for the U.S. House of Representatives. In his last assignment as Chief of Staff of the House of Representatives Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Mr. Pike was deeply involved in virtually every maritime, fisheries, oceans and environment bill considered by the House including, the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, U.S. Coast Guard, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Merchant Marine Act, Oil Pollution Act, Ocean Dumping Act, and numerous other laws. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Staff, Mr. Pike was staff director for the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and the Environment and a professional staff member of the Coast Guard and Oceanography Subcommittees.
Before coming to Washington, D.C. in 1978, Mr. Pike was an owner and operator of his own commercial fishing vessel out of Chatham, Massachusetts.
U.S. Commissioner, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
Member, Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, Department of Commerce
Author, "Quota-Based Programs," Published by the National Fisheries Conservation Center Interactive Website.
University of Massachusetts, M.P.A. with honors, 1978
Boston University, B.A. cum laude, 1976
Ms. Jennifer Place
Ms. Place, an associate lobbyist, assists the firm's clients with legislative and regulatory matters before Congress and the Administration.
Jennifer came to Pike Associates from her staff position at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in July of 2011. Working as a policy analyst for two years at IFAW, Jennifer has worked toward the conservation of whales, polar bears, Arctic caribou and African wildlife. She has worked with the Fish and Wildlife Service through the Multinational Species Conservation Fund program and within the scope of the Endangered Species Act and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
Her main project during her tenure at IFAW was to help coordinate the efforts of a coalition consisting of 4 conservation organizations to research and write a petition to list African lions as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Jennifer acted as a primary researcher, writer, and editor of the petition which was submitted to the Fish and Wildlife Service in March of 2011. She also played an integral part in reaching out to Congressional offices for several pieces of legislation including the Great Cats and Rare Canids Act of 2009 and the International Whale Conservation and Protection Act of 2009. She has written official comments for CITES COP 15 and for several proposals of the Fish and Wildlife Service. Finally, she acted as co-author of an article detailing the frequent occurrence of illegal wildlife trade on the internet, published in the CITES World Newsletter.
University of Maryland, M.A. Public Policy, M.A. Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, Certificate in Ecological Economics, 2011
University of Oklahoma, B.A. cum laude, 2007