Jeff Hollingsworth has served with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the American Hospital Association, Maine Medical Association and the American Conservative Union, of which he was executive director. He held appointments in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations and was a professional staff member with a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Before coming to TFAS, Jeff was vice president for government relations at Eagle Publishing, Inc., and its predecessor, Phillips International. During his tenure at Phillips/Eagle, he organized and was executive director of the National Conservative Campaign Fund, an independent Federal political action committee. As an officer of the Phillips Foundation, he established and administered its Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program, while providing logistical support to another Phillips Foundation project, the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program. When the Novak Fellowship Program came to TFAS in 2013 and the previous director announced his retirement in 2015, Jeff was selected to become the interim director until 2017.
Originally from Belfast, Maine, Jeff has witnessed his rough-and-tumble hometown transforming into an arts and culture destination in recent years. A graduate of the University of Maine, he is the author of a book about his home, “Magnificent Mainers” (1994). Some family and friends have said that, in the right light and at the right angle, Jeff vaguely resembles Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” fame.