Larry Jacobs is Vice President of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society. Jacobs is an experienced leader with diverse background in business, non-profit organizations, Christian ministries and Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, he was named an American Swiss Foundation Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation and US Ambassador Faith Whittlesey. He was also honored as one of the Top 40 Leaders Under 40 in 2003 by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
As Vice President and Managing Director, Larry is responsible for operations, development, and public relations for The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society and the World Congress of Families. The Howard Center is an educational non-profit organization that conducts research, publishes and advocates ideas to help the traditional family. The Howard Center also operates the World Congress of Families (an organization representing pro-family groups from 65 countries) and is an official U.S. nongovernmental organization (NGO) delegate to the United Nations. Larry handles global media relations for the World Congress of Families and has been appeared on various TV and radio shows including Point of View, 700 Club, The Don Kroah Show, American Family Radio, Focus on the Family News, Ave Maria Radio, Catholic Radio Network, USA Radio Network, and The Bob Dutko Show. Larry has spoken at various pro-family events and conferences around the world including the Azusa Street Centennial at the LA Convention Center, the American Swiss Foundation Young Leaders Conference in Switzerland, The World Congress of Families (Poland, Latvia, Netherlands, England and Bolivia), The National Press Club, Family Research Council, Heartbeat International Annual Conference and the National Right To Life Annual Meeting.
Larry is the also the founder and CEO of Jabez Consulting, a nonprofit consulting business that assists pregnancy centers with medical services, Medicaid reimbursement, business strategy, development and community relationship building. He is the former President, CEO and Development Director of Healthy Beginnings, a medical practice and healthcare ministry that worked with more than 18 pro-life pregnancy centers in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. Prior to Healthy Beginnings, Larry spent 8 years as a manager at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), culminating in his position as Manager of Product Safety, Environmental and Public Affairs for new business development in laundry and cleaning products. He has served on various committees and boards of directors, including Trinity Christian School, Rockford Kiwanis and Northern Illinois Community Foundation. He has two Master’s degrees from Yale University, in Economics (M.A.) and Natural Resource Policy (M.F.S.), and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, cum laude, Phi Betta Kappa, in Environmental Science from Allegheny College. Larry has been married 18 years to his bride and high school sweetheart, Jennifer, who is a Licensed Practical Nurse. They have two children, Amanda and Aaron and live in Rockford, Illinois.