Jeffrey B. Trammell
Mr. Trammell received a B.A. in 1973 (history) from the College of William and Mary and a J.D. in 1977 from Florida State University. He is president and founder of Trammell and Company, a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., which advises corporations on external affairs. Previously, Mr. Trammell served as Senior Managing Director of Hill & Knowlton, a worldwide communications firm, from 1988 to 2000, where he oversaw the firm’s public affairs practice. He was a senior advisor to Vice President Al Gore during the 2000 presidential campaign and headed business outreach for the Gore campaign, as well serving as liaison for constituent groups. Mr. Trammell worked for a number of years in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was counsel to a subcommittee chair on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. He also founded Almanac Publishing, which produced annual references on government organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the Association of Governing Board’s Council of Board Chairs. He has served on several other boards including the Human Rights Campaign and an advisory board to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is a member of the bar in Florida and the District of Columbia. Mr. Trammell was the founding chair of the Board of Advisors of the Thomas Jefferson Public Policy Program at the College and has continued as a member of that board since its inception. He is a former member of the board of the Greater Washington D.C. chapter of the Alumni Association. In 2008 he was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa at William and Mary. Mr. Trammell was appointed to the Board of Visitors in 2005 and reappointed in 2009. Mr. Trammell is a past chair of the Committee on Strategic Initiatives. Currently, he serves as Rector of the College and Chair of the Executive Committee.