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Jacobson’s co-CEO Named to ASA Policy Council

March 07, 2014
CHICAGO – Richard “Rick” Jacobson of The Jacobson Group, the leading global provider of insurance talent, was named to the Policy Council of the American Staffing Association (ASA). The ASA represents the U.S. staffing industry, advancing the interests of the industry through advocacy and education.  As a member of the policy council, Jacobson will assist in advising the association’s board of directors on sector-specific issues and designing programs to meet the unique business challenges faced by the staffing industry.

“It’s truly an honor to be named to the ASA Policy Council,” said Jacobson. “I am very excited about this amazing opportunity to help guide the ASA on industry issues and upcoming challenges our sector will face.”

Jacobson is co-CEO of The Jacobson Group and maintains shared leadership and management of the firm’s day-to-day operations and strategic direction. Since joining the company in 1997, Jacobson has contributed to the development and recognition of its flexible talent service offering. Jacobson is actively involved in the insurance industry, the staffing industry and especially the intersection of the two. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Detroit-based Center for Staffing Excellence, a risk-management education organization for the staffing industry. Jacobson earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago before receiving his Master’s of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business with concentrations in management, strategy and marketing.

About The Jacobson Group:

The Jacobson Group is the leading global provider of insurance talent. For more than 40 years, we have been connecting insurance organizations with professionals from the board room to the back room on both a permanent and temporary basis. We offer a variety of solutions including executive search, professional recruiting, emerging talent, RPO, temporary staffing, subject matter experts, and onsite and work-at-home operations support. Regardless of the need or situation, Jacobson is the insurance talent solution. Further information is available at

About the American Staffing Association:

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes and across all sectors through legal and legislative advocacy, public relations, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. ASA members provide the full range of employment and work force services and solutions, including temporary and contract staffing, recruiting and permanent placement, outplacement and outsourcing, training, and human resource consulting. More information about ASA is available at


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