Northern Palm Beach County Chamber Hosts: CEO Connection with Michele Jacobs

by Glenn R. Swift

On April 28, the Gardens Mall hosted the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce CEO Connection featuring Michele Jacobs, Corporate Director of Marketing and Operations for The Forbes Company. Jacobs reflected upon her path to success in what has become an exemplary professional career. Sponsored by Intelligent Office of Palm Beach Gardens, the event was attended by dozens of the area’s leading business professionals.

About Michele Jacobs

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Jacobs is currently employed as Corporate Director of Marketing and Operations over The Forbes Company shopping centers in Florida: The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; The Mall at Millenia in Orlando; and Waterside Shops in Naples. She oversees functions related to the company’s portfolio including facilities management, guest services, advertising and marketing, security and special events as well as corporate responsibilities supporting leasing and branding.

Prior to joining The Forbes Company in August 2007, Jacobs was Vice President and General Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue at The Gardens Mall. A native Floridian, Jacobs, 48, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Florida and resides in the Gardens with her husband and son.

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Having a passion for community involvement and giving back, Jacobs actively supports Easter Seals, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Honda Classic, as well as many other local charities and nonprofits.

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