FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2012
Women’s Campaign Fund Announces New Board Member Christine A. Jacobs
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Women’s Campaign Fund President/CEO Siobahn “Sam” Bennett welcomed Christine A. Jacobs as the Vice-Chair of its national Board of Directors.
“Ms. Jacobs is not only a wonderful addition to WCF’s board of female leaders but she also offers a unique perspective as a woman who carved out a successful professional niche in a heavily male dominated industry,” said Bennett. “She understands how vital it is that more women occupy leadership roles and she will be an important player in helping WCF to achieve this goal.”
Ms. Jacobs comes from a successful background as an operations management executive in a variety of industries including pharmaceuticals, utilities, electronics, and heavy industry. She has held positions such as Vice President of Operations for Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, a French pharmaceutical company, managing their production facilities in North and South America, President of Exelon Power, running all of Exelon’s non-nuclear generating facilities, and Senior Vice President of Plant Operations for the national independent power producer NRG Energy. Ms. Jacobs also holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA, both from Stanford University. She currently lives in Devon, Pennsylvania.
“Ms. Jacobs joins the WCF board at a critical time for both women in office and the protection of women’s rights across the country,” continued Bennett. “The unprecedented attack on reproductive choices at both the state and national level is alarming and serves to highlight the importance of WCF’s mission. With Ms. Jacobs on board, WCF will continue to bring these issues to the forefront and elect more women leaders who are supportive of reproductive rights into office.”
The Women’s Campaign Fund is a national, non-partisan organization dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in elected office who support reproductive health choices for all.