U.S. Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate Istanbul, Turkey
U.S. Commercial Service Istanbul
Jeffrey Justice is a newly minted Commercial Officer who has spent the majority of his career working in international business. He holds a B.A. in History and French from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and an M.S. in International Studies with a specialization in International Business from N.C. State University.
Before joining the Department of Commerce, Jeff spent five years working for Raleigh based Butterball, LLC. While at Butterball, he worked in both domestic and international (Latin America and the Middle East) retail business development managing profitability, sales promotions and annual sales forecasting and pricing. Jeff managed a portion of Butterball’s USD 200 million annual exports.
Before Butterball, Jeff spent three years as an International Trade Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. During that time he worked closely with North Carolina farmers and food companies in an effort to increase agricultural exports from the state of North Carolina and the Southern United States. While serving in this role, he had the opportunity to escort many U.S. companies to trade shows and missions abroad, as well as host several buyer delegations in North Carolina.
Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart Sarah and has two young boys, Sean and Jack. He speaks French and Turkish.