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Jacobs named vice chair of Leadership Howard County board

Kyri Jacobs, executive vice president and shareholder of Bonnie Heneson Communications, has been named vice chair of the board for Leadership Howard County, a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower leaders to strengthen and transform the Howard County community.

Jacobs has spent 20 years as a communications, public relations, advertising, media and marketing professional, leading major campaigns for some of BHC’s largest clients. As an agency principal, she has managed agency operations for more than 10 years. She continues to play a hands-on role for clients, serving as a strategic counselor and advising BHC senior managers on development and implementation of effective communications, advertising and marketing plans.

In addition to leading BHC, Jacobs serves in leadership roles in Howard County and has been recognized for her achievements. She is past chair of the board for HC DrugFree as well as a board member for the Howard County Police Foundation. In addition, Jacobs is a member and past president of the Maryland Society of Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.

Prior to joining BHC, Jacobs worked for the Pennsylvania-based Ohio Valley General Hospital. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English writing from the University of Pittsburgh.