Jacobson Assumes Chairmanship of Better Business Bureau
Chicago, IL- April 30, 2013 – Carl Jacobson, Director of Asset Management of GE Real Estate, has been named the new Chair of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois (BBB). Jacobson has been a long-serving member of the BBB Board of Directors, most recently as the BBB treasurer.
“Carl is a business person who exemplifies our organization’s core values. We appreciate his commitment to the dedication and growth of the Better Business Bureau. We are proud to welcome him as the new chair,” said Steve J. Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois.
As Director of Asset Management of GE Real Estate’s North American Lending Group, Jacobson leads a key unit of GE Commercial Finance, one of the world’s leading resources for commercial real estate capital.
Jacobson attended Northern Illinois University where he earned his B.S in Mathematics and graduated cum laude. He also received his Masters from Northern Illinois University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of The Retail Initiative, a nonprofit entity formed to develop supermarket-anchored shopping centers in blighted cities across the United States. Jacobson also has an active role on the State Tournament Committee of the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois.
Jacobson is married and lives in Homer Glen.
As a private, non-profit organization, the purpose of the Better Business Bureau is to promote an ethical marketplace. BBBs help resolve buyer/seller complaints by means of conciliation, mediation and arbitration. BBBs also review advertising claims, online business practices and charitable organizations. BBBs develop and issue reports on businesses and nonprofit organizations and encourage people to check out a company or charity before making a purchase or donation.