NYS Public Relations & Event Planning Firm Helping Small Businesses & Nonprofits
Alicia Jacobs, President/CEO of AJ Management, is a creative Emmy Award-winning television producer with over two decades of experience in building events and amplifying brand reputations.
Alicia's forte is bringing ideas and people together from concept inception to completion. She brings both energy and enthusiasm to project management that inspire others to join in. Her diversified industry background helps clients with communication needs, logistical tasks, and event solutions.
Alicia’s familiarity with industry preferred terminology and jargon resonates with nonprofit organizations, healthcare, higher education, agriculture, renewable energy, sports, news, entertainment, financial, and hospitality industries. Her diversity, equity, and inclusion background supports communicating important social justice issues with an appreciation of different perspectives.
Alicia feels giving back to the community through volunteerism and service is important. Since 2014, she has been an active appointed member of the Town of Clifton Park Open Space, Trails and Riverfront Advisory Committee. In 2019, she also became a member of Clifton Park’s Community Action Fund Committee. In 2021, Alicia led a 10-week fundraising event as team campaign manager for "Rock to Raise for LLS"/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man of the Year campaign. She also is a prior board Member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)Capital Region.
Additionally, since 2016, Alicia has been an active volunteer with ToLife!, a grassroots organization helping individuals impacted by breast cancer with fundraising, education, and support services. She has served as a planning committee member for their spring fundraiser and in 2023, became Honorary Co-Chair for A Toast ToLife!
Alicia's hands on experience and formal education help guide clients. She is a graduate of the University at Albany and Western New England University. She earned her Master of Arts in communication with a concentration in public relations.
Fun Fact: Alicia was a founding member on the original launch team for Capital News 9, a 24-hour news station in Albany, NY. As Executive Producer of Special Projects, she was responsible for weekly TV feature segments, and half-hour specials in multiple Upstate New York markets. As an Emmy Award-Winning producer, her work with the media continues today with her clients.
Fun Fact: In 2020, Jacobs was presented with the 112th NYS Assembly District Women of Distinction award for outstanding volunteer work and positive impact on the quality of life in the community from Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh.
Fun Fact: In 2020, Jacobs was also featured as a cover story in Clifton Park Neighbors Magazine about “A Passion for Bringing People Together.
Fun Fact: Alicia is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion and served as a committee co-chair. In 2021, as part of a team, she received the Arthur J. Gregg Leadership Award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Fun Fact: In 2021, she was also nominated for the National Jefferson Award for her contributions in public and community service.
Alicia is very community minded. She spends a significant amount of time volunteering with committees, boards, and in leadership roles.
Alicia’s philanthropic initiatives included:
· Served as Chapter Past President of the $2 million Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of Northeastern New York.
· Created “Moolah for Men and Women… a Fashion Show with a Twist” and raised over $20,000 for JDRF.
· Played on a flag football team and raised money for Blondes vs. Brunettes to benefit Alzheimer's Foundation.
Beyond volunteering, Alicia integrates board, staff, and volunteer perspectives while coaching non-profit organizations. Her first-hand experience working for three international charities provides a keen understanding of challenges and opportunities nonprofits face. She maximizes resources to engage volunteers in meaningful work.