Meet Your Habitat: Mike Jacobson
Thank you for joining us for “Meet Your Habitat” Month! Throughout November, we’ve introduced you tos ome of the people who have made Capital District Habitat for Humanity The Business Review’s 2011 Achievers Non-Profit of the Year. CDHfH is blessed with an incredible team that works together to eliminate substandard housing and make the dream of homeownership for our hardworking, lower-income families a matter of conscience and action. For our final staff introduction, say hello to our Executive Director!
Meet Mike Jacobson, our Executive Director! After a successful 30 year career as a Senior Human Resources Executive for some of America-‘s leading companies, it became time to consider how to give back and think about how he and his family truly want to be remembered. As a result of his wife’s life-changing experience as a Habitat volunteer, Mike decided to give it a try as well. The rest they say is history.
Bitten by the Habitat bug, and emotionally moved by the plight of our hard working families in need, Mike became immersed in the operations and became the Executive Director of our Sarasota Florida affiliate. After six years and leading the transformation to top 50 in the U.S. status, the opportunity to return “home” to New York and lead our Capital District affiliate to new levels was too exciting to turn down. He joined the organization in October of 2010, and he and his wife Susan currently reside in Cohoes.
Mike is leading Capital District Habitat for Humanity’s mission to eliminate substandard housing in our area by building world-class simple, affordable homes and bringing about innovative, holistic community development to our neighborhoods in need. If you haven’t had the chance to meet with Mike and hear his vision, now is the chance to reach out and become a partner of Habitat!