Phil Jacobs Elected Chair of AdvancED Board of Trustees

Phil Jacobs Elected Chair of AdvancED Board of Trustees

Alpharetta, GA, July 22, 2013 – Phil Jacobs, a founding partner for The Pendleton Consulting Group, an Economic Development Consulting business in Atlanta, GA, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Board of Trustees for AdvancED, the world’s largest education community.

As Chair, Jacobs is responsible for presiding over all AdvancED Board of Trustees meetings. The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the direction and vision, overseeing the financial health and establishing policies and procedures for the organization.

Jacobs spent 34 years working for BellSouth/AT&T in various roles such as corporate officer, president of operations for BellSouth-Georgia, president of business services for AT&T Southeast and president of BellSouth business services. He also worked for two years on an international assignment of Optus Communications in Sydney, Australia, as Chief Operating Officer.

Jacobs has extensive leadership experience having served on the boards of over 20 organizations including service as former board chair for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Georgia Early Learning Initiative and Metro Atlanta United Way.

“We are very proud to have Phil serve on the Board of Trustees for AdvancED. His experience, leadership and strong belief in the power of education and its importance in building strong societies around the world will greatly support our efforts to achieve the vision for our organization,” stated Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED.


About AdvancED
AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site school quality reviews of Pre-K through 12 schools and school systems to help educators and their communities ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in accreditation, AdvancED is also committed to help schools improve. Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, we serve as a trusted partner to over 34,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 71 other nations.
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