Jeb Mason is a Partner at The Cypress Group. Jeb specializes in helping institutional investors, Fortune 500 businesses, and start-up enterprises navigate risks and identify opportunities in today’s dynamic public policy environment. Jeb is especially sought after for his expertise on housing finance policy and financial regulatory reform. His commentary is often featured at industry events, and in a variety of major news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the American Banker, and on Bloomberg Television. He leads our policy research practice on behalf of buy-side clients, and is a significant contributor across our corporate strategy work. From December 2006 to January 2009, Jeb served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Policy Advisor to Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr, where he played a key role in developing Treasury’s views on domestic and international economic policy, and created strategies for communicating Administration policy to the business, advocacy, and financial communities through the height of the housing and financial crisis – contributions for which he was presented the Distinguish Service Award by Secretary Paulson. Prior to joining Treasury, Jeb served as Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives at the White House, where advised senior staff and Cabinet members on major policy initiatives including tax reform, healthcare reform, American competitiveness, and trade. Earlier in his public service career, Jeb spent three years as a Department of Defense Fellow where he had the opportunity to serve in a succession of high-pressure posts following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, advising senior leaders at the Pentagon, the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.
Jeb holds degrees in Economics and Public Policy from Southern Methodist University. He currently resides in Dallas with his wife, Taylor Hughes Mason, and their three children, Neely (5), Mary Hicks (3), and George (1).
BA, Southern Methodist University
BS, Southern Methodist University