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Arlington Chamber taps former Fort Worth Chamber leader

Economic development and philanthropic strategist Michael Jacobson has been selected by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce as its new president and CEO.

Jacobson will join the organization in early February.

“Michael is an accomplished servant-leader of character with 30 years of relevant experience serving chambers of commerce, Fortune 500 companies and presidential administrations,” said Kelly Curnutt, interim president/CEO and board member. “We look forward to the significant contributions Michael will make serving our valued members and relationships with our city, schools, university, college and community partners.”

Jacobson spent the past 19 years with Intel Corp., where he led the Global Corporate Responsibility Office responsible for strategic philanthropy and corporate responsibility strategies. During his tenure at Intel, Jacobson managed site selection processes and represented Intel globally with government and economic development relationships.

A native of Tarrant County, Jacobson formerly managed economic development with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, recruiting new businesses to the region. Prior to that, Jacobson served in both the Bush and Reagan administrations after graduating from Baylor University.

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