Master of Public Policy Program presents Gilda Jacobs

Fri, October 29, 2021 12:00 PM at 105 S. Kedzie Hall

This is the second in the Master of Public Policy Program Speaker Series for Fall 2021.

Gilda Jacobs has served as president & CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy since 2011, following a 30-year career in public service at the local, county and state levels. Senator Jacobs has won numerous awards for her work, including being named as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business in 2016 and receiving the Michigan Food Bank Council’s Hunger-Free Award in 2015. In 2012, she participated in the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in the Nonprofit Leadership Program. Gilda served in the state Senate for eight years after serving two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives where she made history as the first woman floor leader in either chamber of the Legislature. Prior to serving in the Legislature, she served as an Oakland County Commissioner and a Huntington Woods City Commissioner. In addition to her civic leadership, Senator Jacobs served as Development Director for JARC, a Jewish association providing residential care for persons with developmental disabilities. Senator Jacobs received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan.