Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Jeb Sanford

Jeb C. Sanford

Co-Chief Executive Officer, President, and Managing Editor


Jeb Sanford along with his wife Dianne have been the Company's Senior leadership for over 20 years. Prior to assuming day-to-day responsibility at Sanford Guide in 1995, Jeb practiced law. From 1987 to 1995, Jeb served as a Trial Lawyer, Senior Lawyer and Assistant Section Chief, at the  U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. From 1984 to 1987 Jeb was a practicing Attorney at Holbrook, Kaufman & Becker in San Antonio, TX. From 1981 to 1984 he was an Associate at Debevoise & Liberman in Washington, DC. Straight out of law school, Jeb served as a Briefing Attorney at the Supreme Court of Texas in Austin, TX.


Jeb holds a B.S. degree from Southern Methodist University and earned his J.D. degree in 1980 from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Dianne Sanford

Dianne H. Sanford

Co-Chief Excecutive Officer & General Counsel


Dianne Sanford joined Sanford Guide full time in 2001 as the Company’s COO and General Counsel. Prior to assuming her full-time position with the company, Dianne practiced law in both government and private practice. From 1999 to 2001, Dianne served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont. From 1991 to 1998, Dianne was Of Counsel and Partner at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, in Washington, DC. From 1982 to 1991, she worked as a Trial Lawyer and Assistant Section Chief at the U.S. Department of Justice. From 1977 to 1981, Dianne served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.


Dianne holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Cornell University and earned her J.D. degree in 1976 at Harvard Law School.

Scott Kelly

Scott D. Kelly

Senior Vice President


Having worked with Sanford Guide in various capacities since 1995, Scott oversees the operations of the organization, including product development, sales, marketing, business development, and strategic planning. In addition to his work with Sanford Guide, he has worked for numerous performing arts and environmental nonprofits, and came to us most recently from the National Park Service. He is an avid hiker, and serves on the board of a regional land conservation nonprofit.


Scott holds degrees from Cornell University, Duke University, and Virginia Tech.