Vice President, After School
Jeff Collins is Vice President at After School – America’s largest social network for teens. He develops and manages strategic partnerships focused on enhancing the teenage experience through an array of mental health, education, civic engagement, and social change opportunities and programs. Jeff also defines and executes After School’s communications strategy, and manages legal affairs.
Jeff has 20 years of diverse experience in the public, private, and social sectors. Before joining After School, he was Senior Counsel for Global Policy at Chevron, where he led company efforts to develop and implement socially responsible business policies and practices. Jeff was the White House National Security Council Director for Turkish Affairs and Eurasian Energy, and spent a decade as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, serving in Cuba, Iraq, Turkey, Bolivia, and Venezuela. He was a successful litigator for O’Melveny and Myers in New York and for Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro in San Francisco. He served as a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals law clerk and a Federal District Court law clerk.
Jeff co-founded and leads the San Francisco civic-tech organization Forum280, which brings together the innovative spirit and intellectual strength of Silicon Valley to help overcome problems and improve the world, one challenge at a time. Jeff serves on the Board of Directors for the green energy technology company InStill Water.
An active and recognized speaker on corporate social responsibility, foreign policy, and public policy, Jeff has been named an Aspen Institute Visiting Scholar; a Washington Post Federal Player; and a U.S. Department of State Colin L. Powell Fellow. He was awarded the American Foreign Service Association’s Rivkin Award for Intellectual Courage and Constructive Dissent, and numerous State Department Superior Honor Awards. Jeff graduated with honors from Northwestern University School of Law in 1997 and Stanford University in 1993. He speaks Spanish and Turkish. He is from California and the proud father of two sons.