Jeffrey Buntin, Jr. is CEO of The Buntin Group, Tennessee’s largest Strategic Brand Communications agency, among the top 35 of U.S. independent firms and an ADWEEK-recognized top 100 U.S. agency.
An alumnus of Washington & Lee University, Jeffrey’s career began with the Chicago office of Bozell Worldwide/TrueNorth Communications, after which he returned to The Buntin Group in 1997 and assumed the topmost leadership position in 2004.
Jeffrey was elected as the youngest-ever judge of the National ADDYs, has judged the prestigious EFFIE competition, been covered for his client strategy by AdAge, BRANDWEEK, The New York Times, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal, received the AAF’s (American Advertising Federation) Silver Medal Award, as well as earned numerous industry awards for his creative work, including EFFIE finalists, Jay Chiat Strategic Planning awards, AAF Copywriter of the Year, National ADDYs, OneShow pencils and others. He is board member of NPT, a Legacy Committee member of the Board of Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee and a Board Member of the AAAA’s (American Association of Advertising Agencies) River States Council Board of Governors, in addition to serving on the National Advertising Review Board (NARB).
Both a Nashville “30 Under 30” and “40 Under 40” honoree, he is a current director of Truxton Trust and former trustee of The Ensworth School. Jeffrey’s community service includes Habitat for Humanity, Hands on Nashville, St. Luke’s, The Contributor, Nashville Humane Association and others through AdHope, the Agency’s charitable division.