CTBUH announces appointment of Chief Operating Officer
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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Jacobs as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). 

The newly-created COO role at CTBUH is part of an expansion of the executive leadership of the Council, with the aim of driving the next level of growth for the organisation, which turns 50 years old in 2019. As the Council engages globally with existing and new disciplines and academia, it is increasingly important that the CEO role, held by Antony Wood, focus on external relations, executive engagement, and consensus building across a diversity of industry segments impacting tall buildings and urban design. As staff has grown to 35 employees across three offices, the COO role was created to focus and direct internal operations and manage staff to support the Council’s smooth functioning during an exciting period of expansion. 

Commenting on the appointment, CTBUH Chief Executive Officer Antony Wood explained, “John’s diverse background underscores the breadth of industries and stakeholders increasingly focused on bringing new solutions, technologies, and innovations to dense urban habitants around the world.” 

John Jacobs assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat after serving in executive roles with the Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA) responsible for membership, marketing and business development. Prior to TIA, Jacobs served as senior vice president of marketing and product management with Yankee Group Research in Boston, MA. In earlier positions, Jacobs was head, marketing and business development division at the International Telecommunication Union, a specialised agency of the United Nations, and held management roles with MCI (Verizon) and Harris Corporation. Jacobs earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Affairs from American University.