The Arlington Chamber of Commerce has picked a new president and CEO.
Michael Jacobson, a Tarrant County native who spent the past 19 years with Intel Corp., will take the helm of the Arlington Chamber in early February, the organization said in a press release today.
“We are extremely pleased to announce Michael Jacobson to lead our Chamber as we further elevate our position as a local and regional catalyst for business and economic development,” stated Kelly Curnitt, a board member who has served as interim president & CEO since Wes Jurey retired in August.
Most recently, Jacobson has led Intel’s Global Corporate Responsibility Office responsible for strategic philanthropy and corporate responsibility strategies. He formerly managed economic development with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and served in both the Bush and Reagan admionistrations.
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“I am honored to have been selected by the Arlington Chamber to lead one of the largest and most respected business development organizations in Texas,” Jacobson said in a prepared statement. “Arlington is an extremely vibrant community. Its Chamber is uniquely positioned to provide superior economic benefits to current and prospective members through the guidance of the Board and support of all its community partners.”