Meet Franciscan Outreach’s new Executive Director: Ed Jacob

October 06, 2015
Julie Strand

ed professional picFranciscan Outreach is thrilled to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director: Ed Jacob. Ed comes to Franciscan Outreach after serving as the Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) since 2010.

In addition to leading NHS, Chicago’s largest affordable-housing counselor, for the past five years, Ed currently serves as Chairman of the National Community Stabilization Trust, and is a board member of the Chicago Community Loan Fund. Ed also served the non-profit sector as Economic Development Director at Uptown Center Hull House from 1985-92; Director at Howard Area Community Center from 1984-85; and Program Manager at Voice of the People in Uptown from 1981-1984.

In addition to his work on behalf of the nonprofit sector, Ed worked in the private sector as a small business lender at First Chicago and VP of Community Investment at Bank One from 1992-99. As a community development expert, Ed served as CEO of North Side Community Federal Credit Union from 1999-2010, providing basic savings accounts and financial literacy to unbanked and underbanked individuals.

Board Chair Kathryn Galley says of his appointment, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are very pleased to announce the appointment of Ed Jacob as the new Executive Director of Franciscan Outreach. We are confident that Ed’s experience, knowledge and integrity are a great match for our staff, donors, and guests. Ed will bring leadership and vision to our services while respecting the tradition and mission of Franciscan Outreach.”

Welcome Ed!