Tim Jeffries is the Executive Chairman of ChemResearch Company (CRC) in Phoenix, Arizona. CRC is a leader in metal finishing and related manufacturing services for the growing aerospace and defense industry in the United States. Jeffries also faithfully serves on several non-profit boards e.g. Arizona Voice for Crime Victims, ChildHelp of Arizona, Duke University Catholic Center and the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation.
In 2015 and 2016, Jeffries served in the cabinet of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey as the Director of the allegedly irreparable Department of Economic Security (DES). Staffed by close to 8,000 employees and contractors, DES is Arizona’s primary social services agency annually serving over 1.6 million Arizonans in need. Under Jeffries’ leadership, employee morale at DES improved 300% within 13 months and was sustained over the following 8 months thereby significantly increasing worker satisfaction and productivity and improving overall client services.
On November 3, 1981, Jeffries’ beloved big brother, Michael, was brutally murdered in Rocky Mountains west of Colorado Springs. Michael’s murder remains one of the most horrific homicides in the history of Colorado. As a result, Jeffries became deeply involved in state and national crime victims’ support and rights movements in 2006. His decade plus of 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). This summer, Jeffries was invited by the Honorable Attorney General Jeff Session to attend the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety. The Jeffries Family has endured parole hearings for the surviving murderer in 2001, 2004, 2009 and 2014. The fifth parole hearing will take place in 2018 at the Sterling Correctional Facility in the NE corner of Colorado. Consequently, the Jeffries Family will continue to suffer their loss.
Jeffries earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from Santa Clara University, and was a walk-on free safety on their nationally-ranked football team. He was selected “Most Inspirational Player” by his teammates during his first season with the Santa Clara Broncos. Jeffries also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and was selected by his global executive classmates to provide the class farewell address. Santa Clara University and Duke University Fuqua School of Business recognized Jeffries with their highest honors for community service and impact. The Santa Clara “Ignatian Award” and Duke Fuqua “Leader of Consequence Award” were awarded to Jeffries in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Jeffries and his wife Mary Frances both graduated from Santa Clara University. They are both invested in the ancient chivalric Order of Malta, and humbly serve the sick & dying in Lourdes with the Order. In 2018, Jeffries will make his 9th pilgrimage to Lourdes. The Jeffries (aka “Team Jeffries”) have been married 30 years, and have two daughters and two grandchildren.