Pike Associates, LLC
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Jeffrey Pike

Mr. Jeffrey Pike, CEO

Mr. Jeffrey Pike, founder and CEO of Pike Associates, manages the firm's bi-partisan government relations practice. During his more than 22 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.

Professional Background
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. 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. 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.

Professional Affiliations
Appointed 1996-2003
U.S. Commissioner, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization

Appointed 1996-2001
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

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Ms. Jennifer Place

Ms. Jennifer Place, Director of Government Relations for Pike Associates, manages and assists the firm's clients with legislative and regulatory matters before Congress and the Administration. Throughout her more than ten years educational and professional experience, Jennifer has worked toward the conservation of endangered species, the protection of marine and terrestrial wildlife from inhumane practices both in the U.S. and abroad, and the support and enhancement of small-boat, sustainable commercial fisheries. She has worked closely with congressional offices, federal agencies, corporations, small businesses, U.S. and international fisheries, and non-governmental organizations.

Professional Background
Jennifer returned to Pike Associates from her position as a Program Associate at Born Free USA. During her two years at Born Free USA, she campaigned against animal trapping and the domestic and international fur industries, defended endangered species and the Endangered Species Act before Congress, and advocated for captive exotic birds.

From 2011-2014, Jennifer served as an Associate Lobbyist for Pike Associates. During her first tenure with the government relations firm, she worked to execute legislative and policy agendas for environmental stewardship, wildlife conservation, and sustainable fishery management. She also played an integral role managing and coordinating efforts for a legislative and advocacy campaign on ratifying the Law of the Sea Treaty.

Between 2009 and 2011, Jennifer worked for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). While there, she coordinated the efforts of a multi-organizational campaign to list African lions as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Jennifer acted as a primary researcher, author, and editor of the ESA petition which was submitted to the Fish and Wildlife Service in March, 2011. As a result of that petition, African lions received ESA protections in December, 2015.

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

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