Jeffrey Bell

Senior Counsel, Washington

The Director

Whether a client is navigating a public affairs crisis or needs guidance and training to build a long-term communications strategy, Jeffrey Bell draws on a 20-year career in communications, media relations and public policy to help Gallatin clients achieve their goals. Based in the firm’s Spokane office, Jeffrey is a shareholder in the firm and specializes in crisis and strategic communications for health care, energy, natural resources, transportation and non-profit clients.

Jeffrey also leads our Media and Presentation Training team where he has helped more than 1,000 business and political leaders prepare for important speeches, public testimony and media interviews. Over the years, Jeffrey has perfected a customized, day-long training session for groups of four or less designed to prepare those in the public eye for public communication opportunities and challenges.

Prior to joining Gallatin, Jeffrey served as North Idaho staff director for U.S. Representative Larry LaRocco for four years, where he was a liaison for the congressman with constituents and federal agencies on issues ranging from health care reform and superfund implementation to the development of the Hiawatha rails to trails. Previously, he also worked in the motion picture industry in California as a film editor.

Jeffrey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California, lives in Spokane with his wife and has two grown daughters.

“The first time we hear from a company is often when their hair is on fire and the survival of the company is at risk. With 20 years’ experience managing crises for organizations large and small, I work with company executives and legal counsel to resolve the crisis as quickly and successfully as possible. I also conduct media and presentation training for company executives to ensure their messages are focused and credible when it matters most.”


Crisis communications
Media and presentation training
Media relations
Government relations


North Idaho Staff Director, U.S. Rep. Larry LaRocco (D-ID)
20 years’ experience in crisis communications
20 years’ experience in media training – more than 1,000 executives

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