Jeff Randle is one of California’s most talented and successful communications and public affairs professionals. He has more than three decades of political, media and communications expertise in both the private and public sectors. He is a close advisor to several high-profile CEOs in California and has successfully led the winning campaigns for some of the most prominent public affairs and initiative battles in California.
Randle built Randle Communications on the principles of Jim Collins’ book Good to Great, focusing on building a great workplace culture by developing a high performing team, challenging team members to deliver extraordinary results and giving them the tools to succeed. Randle’s approach has led the Sacramento Business Journal to name his firm as the number one public relations and public affairs firm in the Sacramento region for the last 6 years as well as a “Best Place to Work” for the last 12 years. Randle Communications was also recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as a national “Best Workplace.”
Randle has been named one of the top 100 most influential people in California by Capitol Weekly magazine for the last six years, and Campaigns and Elections magazine has recognized him as one of the top 100 political influencers in the state. The Sacramento Business Journal recently honored Randle as one of Sacramento’s most admired CEO’s and has recognized him and his wife, Kellie, as one of Sacramento’s top 25 power couples.
Randle is a major player in California and national politics, serving as a key political and finance advisor to Speaker Kevin McCarthy and serving as his Sacramento region finance chair. Randle has led the speaker’s Sacramento finance team for the last eight years, in which time he has raised over $7.5 million for Speaker McCarthy.
Randle was a deputy chief of staff to Governor Pete Wilson for eight years where he was responsible for all political, communications and coalition building efforts in support of the governor’s public policy agenda. He was also a top advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, serving as a senior member of his historic recall campaign in 2003 and a senior advisor on his political team during his first term as governor.
Randle is a native Californian and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He and Kellie live in Sacramento. Randle’s oldest daughter Annie graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and his son Jake graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2020. Randle’s youngest daughter Jillie Kate graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May 2022.
Randle is a devoted family man and loves traveling with Kellie to see his children around the country. He is a life-long Los Angeles Angels baseball fan, still roots hard for UCLA football and basketball teams and has become a devoted and hard-core Notre Dame sports fan.