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Jacobson Moderates Discussion on Board Best Practices

January 30, 2017

CHICAGO – An insurance organization’s growth is driven by its board of directors. Selecting the right individuals and governance style for the board is critical to ensuring longevity. Greg Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of The Jacobson Group, will moderate a panel exploring board best practices at the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Executive Roundtable Seminar in Naples, Fla. 

“Maintaining an innovative and strategic board of directors sets a positive course for the organization,” said Jacobson. “With growing industry disruption, this type of competitive advantage can be a crucial factor for ensuring company-wide success.”

The session “Board Best Practices,” scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on February 13, 2017, will cover a wide array of topics, including the search for directors and governance styles. The panel will include Robert Joyce, chairman of Kemper Corporation; James Kennedy, retired president and chief executive officer of Ohio Mutual Insurance Company; and Grace Vandecruze, managing director of Grace Global Capital LLC.

As co-chief executive officer, Jacobson maintains shared leadership and management of the firm’s day-to-day operation and strategic direction. In addition to overseeing the organization, Jacobson manages select search assignments for the firm’s executive search practice. Jacobson is considered an expert on the insurance industry’s labor market and is an active participant in the insurance community, contributing to many industry association events and publications.

About The Jacobson Group:
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