Jeff Utsch, is the Executive Vice President of Development for Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc. and one of the founding members of the States United Balanced Budget Initiative Arizona – an Arizona-based grassroots 501 c 3 dedicated to supporting the Compact for America. He previously served as a Director and Ambassador for the Navy SEAL Foundation, where he assisted in establishing an endowment within the Foundation.
At the Foundation, Jeff chaired the Development Committee and organized and assisted with benefit galas in Tucson, AZ, Coronado, CA, and Virginia Beach, VA. He also has 20 years’ experience as President and CEO of a small company and 20 years’ experience training U.S. military personnel.
Leadership & Experience
Through intensive self-study, Jeff has become a constitutional scholar and historian with a keen interest in the founding of this wonderful country. He started a monthly constitution study group 10 years ago that continues to this day. He currently can be heard as one of the constitutional experts for the weekly constitution segment of the James T. Harris Show on 104.1 The Truth FM radio in Tucson.
Using his aerospace engineering undergraduate degree, he currently consults with Paradynamics, a Tucson-based powered parafoil company contracted with U.S. Government to develop parachute type canopies capable of flying specific missions as required by the Defense Advance Research Agency (DARPA). He currently is assisting in contracting, business development, company structure, and prototype testing. As President and CEO of Western Associates Development for 18 years, Jeff bought and sold more than 700 Real Estate properties worth more than $100 million, including more than 2,500 lots in subdivisions in Southern Arizona.
Jeff graduated from University of Arizona in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, where he also served as captain of the Swim Team. During his swimming carrer, Jeff was a member of the US National Team 1984-87, Top 10 World Rankings 1984-1988, and NCAA All-American in 1988. Using the skills he developed as an All-American swimmer and Captain of the University of Arizona swim team, Jeff currently serves as an Instructor to the Navy SEALs / Naval Special Warfare community where he teaches Navy SEALS and support personal specialized tactical swimming. In addition Jeff has taught Air Force Para Rescue Jumpers, Combat Controllers, Force Recon Marines, Coast Guard MSST, and other military personnel.