Jeff Coyle is Director of Government and Public
Affairs for the City of San Antonio. In this role, he is the City’s chief lobbyist and spokesperson,
responsible for state and federal legislative affairs and strategic communications and media
relations. He also oversees Military Affairs, Open Records, Government Access and
Public Access television stations and the San Antonio.gov website.
Prior to joining the City in 2013, Jeff directed public affairs and government relations for
KGBTexas Communications, where he represented a wide range of public and private sector clients at
the local, state and federal levels. In 2012, he led a team that helped win voter approval of Mayor
Castro’s Pre-K 4 SA
initiative and the City of San Antonio $596 million Bond Program. Jeff’s other previous work
includes development of the San Antonio Public Library
Strategic Plan, San Antonio International Airport Master Plan and the Museum Reach of the San
Antonio River Improvements Project. He was named
one of the San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars” in 2011.
Jeff began his career as a television reporter and anchor. He was assigned to cover the George W.
Bush campaign during the 2000 presidential election, reported live from New York City shortly after
9/11, and has interviewed national political figures such as former Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter, the late Senator Ted Kennedy and Texas Governor Rick Perry.
He won two Emmy awards and was a finalist for Best Reporter in Texas by
the Dallas Press Club.
Master of Public Administration,
University of Texas at San Antonio, 2007
- Bachelor of Arts, Media
Communications, Florida State
Awards and Community
2001 Emmy Award for Public Affairs
- 2011 “Forty under Forty” Rising Star, San
Antonio Business Journal
- Former Board Member, Phil Hardberger
- Board Member, UTSA MPA Advisory
Mr. Coyle is married and the father of three children and
is an avid cyclist.