Jeff Howard

Jeff Howard, MBA

Vice President, Global Portfolio & Leadership Solutions

Current Role

Jeff Howard is our Vice President, Global Portfolio & Leadership Solutions. The Global Portfolio team brings CCL’s research, experience, and innovation to life for clients through an expansive suite of offerings that deliver powerful, measurable, and enduring results.


Jeff brings passion and experience in strategy, building new business lines, marketing, product management, technology, and product development. Beginning in 2016, Jeff led the development and aggressive growth of our global licensing, international affiliate, digital learning, and products businesses. In 2020, Jeff co-led the global effort to transform our portfolio to meet the unprecedented needs of our clients during the pandemic.

Educational Background

Jeff holds an MBA from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he graduated with honors. His concentration was in marketing and global business. Jeff also holds a BA in public policy analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Community Involvement

Jeff currently serves on the Marketing Committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro to expand awareness of the foundation’s mission and impact. Since 2014, Jeff has served in many leadership roles in his son’s Boy Scout Pack and Troop. From 2014–2020, Jeff served on the Board of the American Red Cross of Central Carolinas. Before that, he joined a special committee commissioned by the nonprofit Sanctuary House, which supports adults with mental illness in Guilford County, NC. The committee created a start-up business plan for A Sweet Success Bakery to provide funds and vocational training for Sanctuary House members. In 2010, Jeff graduated from Leadership Greensboro, a year-long program developed by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce to develop leaders to address critical issues facing our community.

Areas of Expertise

Innovation Strategic Leadership

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Insights From Jeff

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Jeff in the News

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