Jack Jacobson is a legislative analyst with the government relations group at Hogan Lovells, a prominent global law firm. Jack’s lobbying practice focuses on emerging technologies in the energy and environmental space, and he interacts daily with policymakers in Congress and at federal agencies on behalf of his clients.
Education runs deep in Jack’s family. His mother and grandmother were teachers and both his parents served on school boards in South Dakota. Jack’s parents instilled in him the importance of civic involvement as a means of giving back to the community, a major factor that interested him in Point Foundation.
A fan of wigs and wine, Jack and several friends established a fundraiser in 2010 they dubbed “Wig Night Out.” They donned their wigs, invited their friends out on the town, and began donating to charity at this growing event that has benefitted Point for the past two years. They plan to expand the size, scope, and proceeds of Wig Night Out over the coming years.
In 2008, Jack was elected as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC, where he is serving in his third term. Since elected, he has helped launch the Urban Neighborhood Alliance and the 17th Street Festival. He also served as a charter member of the DC Public Education Fund’s Young Professionals Council. He is currently a candidate for the District of Columbia’s State Board of Education.
When not working on federal or local public policy issues, Jack enjoys traveling, cooking and writing. He was the first of his father’s family to graduate from college, earning a Bachelor of Arts in government and international affairs from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, in 2000.