Brandi D. Jacobs-Jone has served in her current position since 2014.
Prior to joining Marshall, she was the director of administration and finance for the City of Huntington for seven years. In that role, she served three mayors, providing oversight and management to a number of municipal departments, including finance, human resources, information technology and purchasing. She also managed a number of multi-disciplinary initiatives including River to Rail and the City of Huntington’s component of the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program. She also served as acting public works director, with responsibility for the divisions of building maintenance, street, floodwall, traffic engineering, motor pool and inspections and compliance.
Before working for the city, she served four years as the outreach coordinator/development officer for Ebenezer Medical Outreach Inc. in Huntington., where she managed health education outreach programs and was responsible for the agency’s volunteer recruitment and management, fundraising, human resources and marketing functions. From 2001-03, she was a housing and urban development fellow at Eastern Kentucky University.
Jacobs-Jones has a master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Kentucky University and a regents bachelor of arts degree from Marshall.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including being named to the West Virginia State Journal “Generation Next 40 Under 40” in 2012. The West Virginia Women’s Commission recognized her in 2010 with the Lena Lowe Yost Award for Women in Public Service, and in 2009, she received the U.S. Department of Justice Award for Public Service. In 2005, she received the Neighborhood Institute Community Service Award and was named the Mountain State Bar Association Citizen of the Year. While a student at Marshall, she was president of the university’s Student Government Association.
She has served as a member of the adjunct faculty of Marshall’s Department of Political Science. In addition, she has been a member of the boards of directors of the Huntington Urban Renewal Authority, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Tri-State, the Huntington Museum of Art and the Child Development Academy at Marshall University.
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