Jeff Cilek is vice president of external/governmental relations for St. Luke’s Health System. Before joining St. Luke’s, he was vice president of The Peregrine Fund, with responsibility for fundraising, media relations and government affairs.
After graduating from the University of Iowa in 1980, Senator James A. McClure hired Jeff to help in his mailroom. After spending a few months opening letters and running “siggy” machine, McClure provided Jeff the opportunity to do some legislative work. During his nine-year tenure with McClure, Jeff served as his legislative director and as staff director of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, a subcommittee chaired by McClure.
Jeff serves as chairman of the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho and is a member of the President’s Council for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, a member of the President’s Advisory Council for Bishop Kelly High School and a member of the board of advisors for the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Jeff grew up in Twin Falls and majored in finance at the University of Iowa.