Michael A. Jacoby Ed.D., SFO, CAE
Michael Jacoby is the Executive Director and CEO of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials. He has served as an educator for 36 years - six years in the classroom, sixteen years as a school business official, four years as Superintendent of Schools and ten years with Illinois ASBO. His passion for leadership development is well known as the content leader of the Illinois ASBO Leadership Center. He completed the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in 2005, and became a certified trainer in LIFO, the Life Orientations Survey, in 2009. In the role of Superintendent, he led his Cabinet and Administrative Council to establish an ethic of leadership development that still exists today. He has led many strategic planning efforts for school districts and other organizations, and mentors leaders throughout the US.
Dr. Jacoby has also been an adjunct professor for Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, Aurora University and Loyola University-Chicago for over 20 years. He served as Chairman of the ASBO International Editorial Board for School Business Affairs, is the current Editor of the Journal of School Business Management and has authored numerous articles and has been a leadership facilitator for Illinois ASBO, Manitoba ASBO, Washington ASBO, Oregon ASBO, Alaska ASBO, Indiana ASBO, the ASBO International Leadership Conference and for seven ASBO International Annual Meetings on the subject of “The Character of Ethical Leadership.”