Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility
Since joining the NBA in 2000, Jacobson has managed the launch and execution of the NBA Cares platform, led the development of the NBA’s international community outreach initiatives, and created the community relations program for the NBA Development League.
Prior to joining the NBA, Jacobson served as Acting Director of Central Recreation for the New York City Parks & Recreation Department beginning in 1997.
In addition to his responsibilities at the NBA, Jacobson serves on the Prevent Child Abuse America National Board of Directors, the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Digital Advisory Council, the UJA Sports for Youth Executive Committee, and on the Board for Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel.
Jacobson graduated from Cornell University, where he was a four-year letter winner in soccer. He also holds an M.P.A. in advanced management and finance from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Jacobson lives in Manhattan with his wife Jana.