A native of Pecatonica, Jeff graduated from Eastern Illinois University where he studied journalism and communications. He joined the Agency upon graduation from college.
Jeff is an active parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church where he sings in the choir and serves as a cantor.
He and his wife Kelly have 3 kids. Their daughter, Ali, is a junior at Northwestern where she is studying chemistry and serves as a Wildcat Cheerleader. Their son, Adam, is a freshman at the University of Michigan and is also studying chemistry. Anna, their youngest, is a 6th grader at Holy Family Grade School.
As the President of Eckburg Insurance Group, Jeff oversees the operation of their three Northern Illinois agencies: Eckburg Insurance Group in Rockford; Walker Agency in Belvedere; and Schuneman Agency in Sterling.