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Joe Jacobson

Joe Jacobson

Senior Consultant

As a Senior Consultant, Joe contributes to a wide array of McDowell Group projects including economic development strategies, seafood marketing initiatives, and business development.

He has enhanced Alaska’s economy in various roles for over a decade. He served as Director of the State of Alaska’s Division of Economic Development, overseeing a staff of 56 and an annual budget of over $30 million. Joe previously developed and implemented Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s $9 million International Program.

As Vice President of Business Development for Huna Totem Corporation, he developed a new five-year strategic plan for Icy Strait Point, expanded cruise line and consumer marketing efforts, and expanded tour offerings and revenues.

He holds an M.A. in International Relations from City College of New York and a Bachelor’s in Outdoor Studies from Alaska Pacific University. He is an avid outdoorsman and has undertaken numerous expeditions in Alaska and across the world.