Mary Jacobs appointed new director of the Center for Sales Innovation

Mary Jacobs, a former Northwest Airlines and Deluxe Corporation sales leader, has been appointed the new director of the Center for Sales Innovation, which is located within the School of Business and Professional Studies at St. Catherine University. Most recently, Jacobs was principal at The Women’s Excelerator, an educational and coaching firm that she founded in 2011 to help women excel and accelerate their businesses. Jacobs brings a 27-year career as a sales leader, entrepreneur, volunteer SCORE mentor and past president of the Alzheimer’s Association board of directors to her new role. She was a district sales manager for Northwest Airlines where she led sales teams working with Fortune 500 corporations and at Deluxe she was a sales competency manager with a focus on leadership development. Jacobs will lead the Center for Sales Innovation’s three areas of focus: academic programs that offer four-year degrees in business-to-business sales and health care sales, professional development programs - including the Women Sales Leaders cohort and Sales Executive Forum - and research in the sales arena.

 

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