NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Mary Jo Jacobs, a New Rochelle resident, joins USI Insurance Services as vice president and employee benefits adviser.
She has more than 25 years of experience in human resources.
For nearly 10 years, Jacobs served as the director of benefits and facilities at MediaOcean, directing the company’s benefits, compensation and various human resources projects as well as the management of their facilities.
Prior to that, she spent nearly 20 years at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, and eventually served as the vice president of human resources, directing operations and compliance of health, welfare and work-life benefits for the 5,000+ employees.
“With extensive experience as an HR executive, Mary Jo knows firsthand the challenges of managing benefit programs,” said Robert Reers, USI New York president .
“She will tap into her unique personal experience to offer consultative knowledge that will no doubt set her apart as a premier benefit adviser in today’s complex marketplace. We look forward to seeing her contributions to the team here at USI.”
A recent candidate for the Westchester County Board of Legislators, Jacobs obtained endorsements from local unions, including the AFL-CIO Central Body and both public safety unions -- the Westchester Police Benevolence Association and Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester.
Her current volunteer positions include serving on the Board of the New Rochelle Day Nursery and as a member of the Westchester County Association. She has held numerous board positions on the New Rochelle Parent Teacher Association.
She also served as co-chair for various special education PTA fund-raisers and the New Rochelle Community Service and Open Space Committee. The New Rochelle Chapter of the Salvation Army is recognizing Jacobs with a Community Service Award in September.
Jacobs attended Fordham University and recently completed a United Way Volunteer Center program on nonprofit leadership in Westchester.