University of Florida
I have been a member of NACRO since returning to Corporate Relations work in 2014. My initial involvement with NACRO was with the Conference Planning Committee and I worked specifically on Blueprint for two years, while I also helped plan the NACRO Mid-Winter Meeting when it was held at the University of Florida. After working so closely with the Conference Committee I sought out a new opportunity to be engaged with the group by joining the Benchmarking Committee and co leading one of the workgroups focused on establishing benchmarks for effective corporate engagement. I was also fortunate to have helped develop the NACRO Strategic Plan this past year.
Dr. Kimberly Jacobs was appointed the Director of Industry Engagement in March 2017. In this role, Kimberly is responsible for managing strategic relationships between the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and industry. Her responsibilities include actively promoting the multiple ways in which the College is poised to meet industry needs including assisting with talent acquisition, developing research opportunities, establishing executive education partnerships, and matching University assets with industry identified needs. Kimberly is a member of the FLEXStation team and works closely with those who are developing the full scope of programs and services designed to enhance the economic growth of Florida and the nation. Prior to this role, Kimberly served as the Director of Corporate Relations for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. As director, her responsibilities were focused specifically on advancing corporate philanthropy to the College. Prior to working at the University of Florida, Kimberly worked in development related roles at Pennsylvania State University and Florida State University. Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Albright College, a Masters in College Student Personnel Administration from Western Illinois University, and an MBA and PhD in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University.