About Jeff Webb
Jeff Webb, who is from Shelby County, Tennessee, is a well-known business owner, author, and business leader. Webb is the president of the International Cheer Union. He also started Varsity Brands and was its CEO for a while. The well-known business owner is also a senior editor for the news and analysis website Human Events, which is based in Washington, D.C.
The business leader has been written about in many well-known magazines and newspapers, such as Entrepreneur, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. As an author, he has written several best-selling books, such as American Restoration: How to Free the Great Middle Class.
Webb is a passionate environmentalist and giver when he is not at work. He also has a lot of hobbies and interests, such as boating, hunting ducks, and riding a one-wheeler.
Roles in the International Cheer Union right now
Webb started the International Cheer Union and is now its president. The International Cheer Union is the world body in charge of cheerleading. In 2016, the organization was named the world body in charge of the sport.
The International Cheer Union was set up in 2004. It is also known as "Cheer." Three years later, in 2007, founder Webb became the organization's president. He had previously worked with the National Cheerleaders Association and the Universal Cheerleading Association.
More than 7.5 million athletes around the world use cheer. The organization is proud to be a member of the Association for International Sports for All, which Webb started and serves as president. The International Cheer Union is registered as an international governing body, not for profit. Its goal and mission are to make cheerleading a better sport.
Jeff Webb is the website Human Events' senior news editor. Human Events is a long-running source of news and analysis based in Washington, D.C. It gets its name from the first sentence of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. Webb is an entrepreneur, an author, and a business leader. In 2020, he became the senior news editor for Human Events.
Human Events was started as a print newspaper in 1944 by its founders. In 2013, it only came out in the digital form. Webb co-publishes the website with Will Chamberlain, who is the executive opinion editor and is also the senior news editor.
Webb, a co-publisher, led Human Events to take over The Post Millennial, a Canadian online news magazine, in 2022.
Varsity Brands' Work History
Webb, the founder and former CEO of Varsity Brands, started Varsity Spirit in 1974. The parent company of Varsity Spirit is now called Varsity Brands. Webb was CEO of Varsity Brands until the end of 2018. Then, he became the company's chairman and stayed there until 2020.
From Memphis, Tennessee, Varsity Spirit is the most innovative company in the world regarding cheerleading, dance teams, and the performing arts. Varsity Spirit works with over a million athletes annually through camps, competitions, and other events.
Webb left Varsity Spirit and its parent company, Varsity Brands, to focus on the International Cheer Union and other projects, such as Human Events.
Herff Jones Webb was the company's chairman until 2020. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, the company is very involved in cheerleading and other high-level college and professional sports. It is best known for making and selling educational recognition products and motivational materials encouraging people to do well.
Webb became chairman in 2014 after Varsity Brands bought the company the year before.
Jeff Webb attended school at the University of Oklahoma, a well-known public research university located south of Oklahoma City in Norman, the third-largest city in the "Sooner State." It was started in 1890 and is a private college with a big university feel. The school has three campuses in Oklahoma and allows students to study abroad at several campuses in other countries.
Webb attended the University of Oklahoma and got his Bachelor of Arts in political science and government. While at the school, he became a leader on campus and worked closely with the school's cheer squad. Because of this, he got a job with the National Cheerleaders Association while still in college.
Webb stayed involved with the National Cheerleaders Association even after he finished his studies at the University of Oklahoma. His continued work with the group would lead to the start of his business career. After leaving the National Cheerleaders Association, he started the Universal Cheerleading Association and Varsity Spirit, the first company in the Varsity Brands family.
Webb is a well-known entrepreneur, author, and business leader who is also very interested in helping others. Since 2000, he has worked closely with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a world leader in how cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in children are understood, treated, and beaten.
He has also done much work with the Special Olympics organization. The Special Olympics is the largest sports organization in the world. It offers training and activities all year long for children and adults with disabilities. It is used by more than five million people in more than 170 countries worldwide.
Webb was a longtime supporter of the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, which has since been cancelled. The Muscular Dystrophy Association got a lot of money from the annual telethon. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is still dedicated to helping people with neuromuscular diseases.
Most likely more than anyone else, Jeff Webb is credited with helping cheerleading grow and improve as a sport. He is also the one who made sure that cheerleading became an official Olympic sport. He is still seen as a leader in cheerleading worldwide and is still praised for making the sport known worldwide.
Webb is the author who wrote the best-selling book American Restoration: How to Free the Great Middle Class. The 192-page book is about the author's work to make cheerleading a sport that is known all over the world. It also shows several steps the author thinks are needed to help the American middle class reach its full potential.
Hobbies & Interests
Jeff is an entrepreneur, author, business leader, and philanthropist. When he's not working, he likes to do many different things. These hobbies and interests include boating, caring for the environment, hunting ducks, and riding a one-wheeler.
Father-of-two Webb spends as much time as he can with his family and close friends. He was born and raised in Tennessee's Shelby County. He still lives in the Volunteer State. He and his Labrador Retriever dog live in Memphis on the Mississippi River.