The Jacobson Group’s JoJo Harris Named a Notable Leader in HR by Crain’s

CHICAGO – The Jacobson Group is proud to share Johanna “JoJo” Harris, senior vice president of human resources, has been named to the Crain’s Chicago Business 2021 Notable Leaders in HR list. The list honors human resources professionals who rose to the challenges of 2020 and demonstrated their ability and power to impact change.

“During a year like no other, JoJo led the way in ensuring our employees remained engaged and productive, while also championing our organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Richard L. Jacobson, co-chief executive officer of Jacobson. “Not only did she successfully navigate the challenges of a pandemic, she also spearheaded several initiatives that resulted in more efficient and effective talent management throughout the entire organization. There is no one more deserving of this honor and we feel so fortunate to have her on our team.”

Harris is responsible for the leadership and management of Jacobson’s human resources functions. This includes formalizing, implementing and overseeing all human resources policies and procedures with a strong focus on internal talent acquisition, retention and development. She also serves on Jacobson’s executive management team, playing an integral role in the firm’s growth and development. Prior to joining Jacobson in 2015, she held human resources roles at Morton Salt, the Chicago Tribune Company and Armstrong World Industries.

Active in her community, Harris has served as an advisory board member for the United Way Women’s Leadership Council and as a mentor for WOMEN Unlimited. She is currently the greeter ministry leader for Bright Star Church Chicago and has served as its children’s church director. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from Loyola University of Chicago.

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