• It is not the critic who counts…

    It’s the man in the ARENA

  • Your ideas become our task list.
    Your goals become our mission.

    Your success is our

    – Aaron Cohen


  • acquire the tools to thrive
    in today’s marketplace

    Government Affairs


  • build relationships &
    enhance your market presence

    Business Development


  • build relationships &
    enhance your market presence

    Strategic Planning


Jeff Becker

As the Vice President of State Affairs, Jeff Becker is Arena’s on-the-ground liaison to Pennsylvania’s legislators and leaders.  Jeff came to Arena Strategies in 2012 as its Harrisburg Director. He brought a strong political background to the position that’s grown into a keen insight into clients’ needs.  Jeff has consulted on a variety of issues, including Workforce Development, WIA, and charter school expansion.  He has been instrumental in several of Arena’s most high-profile issues.  When the Philadelphia School District was struggling to open its doors for the 2014 school year, Jeff’s intervention helped pass the Philadelphia cigarette tax and secure the needed funds for the district.  In the 2014 election cycle, Jeff was tapped by Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley as his political aide for his reelection.  And in 2016, he was one of a handful of local leaders to represent Senator Marco Rubio’s campaign in Pennsylvania.

Jeff came to Arena from Washington, DC, where he held several roles in the public affairs industry.  He served as Special Assistant to the President of the National Rifle Association, where he single-handedly managed all operations for the President’s Office, including constituent relations, media requests, Board functions, and VIP relationships. He was also a two-time political appointee with the Bush Administration, serving first in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor. In this role, he managed a portfolio of 17 states and maintained regular contact with state officials on issues like collective bargaining, right to work, union card check, FMLA, mining safety, and OSHA/workplace safety.  He also served as an Advance Representative for Secretaries Alphonso Jackson and Steve Preston at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Away from the office, Jeff is an avid baseball fan and involved in numerous social and community organizations in Pennsylvania.  He serves as an elected Republican Committeeman in Hampden Township.  Jeff holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, where he majored in Government with a minor in Public Policy. A native of Montgomery County, he currently lives in Mechanicsburg with his wife Sarah and their son and daughter.