By James Cohen
Patty Jacobson enjoyed a career of technology, product development, and problem solving before retiring in 2019. Her initial consulting practice helped small businesses improve operations and profitability. With a group of friends, she launched a Lotus Notes software development shop that was acquired before the dotcom bonfire. Patty took her business skills to the Jewish community, joining Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) as the VP of Marketing where she modernized marketing efforts, re-branded the organization, and built a social media presence before returning to the private sector. At IQVIA, a healthcare data and systems company, she launched a new patient big data asset and analytics platform. A curious and intrepid traveler, she enjoys far-flung adventures and wide open spaces. As a volunteer, Patty started the GLBT Team at CJP and continues to advocate for inclusion in the Jewish community. She holds an S.M. from the MIT Sloan School and a B.A. from Yale University.