The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary Jo Jacobi, of Mississippi, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. She would succeed Craig R. Helsing.
Since 1990, Ms. Jacobi has served as senior vice president at Group Public Affairs USA for the HSBC Group and all its U.S. operations, including Marine Midland Bank in New York, NY. Since 1985, she has served in several capacities with Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc., in New York: senior vice president, 1990; member of the Board of Directors, 1989 - 90; first vice president, 1987 - 89; and corporate vice president, 1985 - 86. Ms. Jacobi has also served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Business Liaison, 1983 - 85, and as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations, 1986 - 88. She has also served at the Department of Commerce as Director of the Office of Business Liaison, 1982 - 83, and as executive assistant to the Associate Deputy Secretary, 1981 - 82.
Ms. Jacobi graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans (B.B.A., 1973) and from George Washington University (M.B.A., 1976). She was born December 7, 1951, in Bay St. Louis, MS. Ms. Jacobi currently resides in New York, NY.