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 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 as well as a “Best Place to Work” for the last 12 years.
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 last year Randle was named to Sacramento Magazine’s inaugural Top 300, a list of the most powerful business leaders in the metro region. Randle and his wife, Kellie, have also been recognized 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 House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and serving as his Sacramento region finance chair. Randle has led the Republican leader’s Sacramento finance team for the last eight years, in which time he has raised over $6 million for Leader 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. He and Kellie live in Sacramento. Randle’s oldest daughter Annie graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and his son Jake recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame. Randle’s youngest daughter Jillie Kate is a senior at the University of Notre Dame.
Randle enjoys spending time with his family and visiting his children around the country. He is a devoted Bruins fan who loves rooting for UCLA’s football and basketball teams and he has become a devoted Notre Dame fan. He is also a life-long Los Angeles Angels baseball fan.