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7 Things You Didn't Know About Your Candidate - Timothy Jeffries | AZTV 7
Timothy Jeffries often says he “will always be a poor, broken kid from a shattered family in East Sacramento, California” thereby underscoring how far he has come in life and the humbling enormity of his myriad of blessings. In short, Jeffries beat the odds. He is living “The American Dream.” This is THANKS to so many great people and breaks e.g. heroic mother, loving brothers, Jesuit education, passionate optimism, extraordinary friends, amazing mentors, hard work, successes and failures, lots of luck and immense love for others.
Jeffries is currently the owner and Executive Chairman of ChemResearch Company, Inc. (dba CRC Surface Technologies), a national leader in metal finishing and integrated services for the aerospace and defense industry. Jeffries originally “grew up” in the high technology industry in the Silicon Valley, and successfully impacted an array of businesses dating back to his first global executive role in 1989. Jeffries has traveled the world extensively for business and has served on numerous corporate and charity boards of directors. He is tenured, respected and beloved.
Jeffries retired from the bulk of his businesses and boards in February 2015 to serve in the senior cabinet of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. For 21 transformative months, Jeffries led the Department of Economic Security (DES), the second largest state government agency and primary social services provider in Arizona. Under Jeffries’ high-energy leadership, DES employee satisfaction and morale improved an astounding 300% within 13 months. Among other notable accomplishments, Jeffries vigorously attacked fraud, waste and abuse throughout the behemoth agency in a reform-focused effort to give millions of hard-working taxpayers, 7,600 dedicated public servants, over 1,000 social services partners and 1.6 million Arizonans in need the social services agency they always deserved yet had never received. This extraordinary love-fueled momentum during his 633-day directorship was noted broadly, including in the National Review, and reverberates in the hearts and minds of thousands of DES colleagues and clients to this day.
On November 3, 1981, his beloved big brother, Michael, was murdered in the Rocky Mountains west of Colorado Springs. Michael’s murder remains one of the most horrific homicides in the history of Colorado. The Jeffries Family endured parole hearings in 2001, 2004, 2009, 2014 and recently in July 2018. As a result, Jeffries has been deeply involved in the crime victims' support and rights movement. His passionate volunteer service includes: former president of the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA); former national trustee of Parents of Murdered Children (POMC), and former president of Arizona Voice for Crime Victims (AVCV). In 2009, Jeffries was invited by U.S. Senator Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions (R-Alabama) to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to the nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. In 2017, Jeffries was invited by U.S. Attorney General Sessions to attend the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.
Jeffries earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Santa Clara University. At SCU, Jeffries was a walk-on, bench-riding free safety selected “Most Inspirational Player” by his football teammates. In addition, Jeffries earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and was selected by his 95 global classmates to give the Class of 2003 “farewell address.” Santa Clara University and the Duke Fuqua School of Business recognized Jeffries with their highest honors for community service in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The Santa Clara “Ignatian Award” and Duke Fuqua “Leader of Consequence Award” are humble markers of his passionate commitment to serving others.
Jeffries and his wife met at Santa Clara University in 1984 and celebrated the 34th Anniversary of their First Kiss on March 30th. Jeffries’ extraordinary wife and best friend holds a Doctorate in Organization Leadership from Pepperdine University. She serves as the Headmaster of Great Hearts’ Archway Classical Academy Veritas in Phoenix, Arizona. They are both invested in the Order of Malta and annually serve the sick and dying in Lourdes, France. Their oldest daughter owns a successful tax business in Boulder, Colorado where she lives with her two wonderful children. Their youngest daughter is a high-achieving senior at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The Jeffries are also blessed with a giant Mastiff named Dolly. At 150 pounds, their beloved Mastiff is the second largest mammal in the Jeffries Family.