Jeff Jacobson and Greg Brown joined Xerox board
Mr. Jacobson is the chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation. He was appointed to this position effective January 1, 2017. He has been an officer of the company since February 2012.
Mr. Jacobson joined Xerox in 2012 as the president of Global Graphic Communications Operations where he led strategy, operations and product development of the company’s production systems portfolio for the global graphic communications market.
In 2014, as the chief operating officer of the Xerox Technology business, his responsibilities were expanded to include strengthening the technology product and solutions portfolio, managing the cost base and driving supply chain, manufacturing and overall efficiencies.
Prior to Xerox, he served as the president and chief executive officer of Presstek, adding the title of chairman in 2009.
Previously, Mr. Jacobson was chief operating officer of Eastman Kodak Company's $3.6 billion Graphic Communications Group. He also served for five years as CEO of Kodak Polychrome Graphics, a joint venture between Sun Chemical and Eastman Kodak.
Mr. Jacobson is a graduate of the State University of New York Buffalo and holds a master's degree in Industrial Relations from the Cornell School of Industrial Relations.
He also holds a juris doctor degree from Pace University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey. In addition to the Xerox board, he is a board director of Fuji Xerox Company, Ltd.
Mr. Brown is chairman and chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions where he has led the company for a decade.
Mr. Brown serves as chair of the Rutgers University Board of Governors, chair of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future and chair of the committee on Immigration Reform of the Business Roundtable.
Additionally, he serves as a board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, World Business Chicago, The Chicago Club and the Big Shoulders Fund.
Mr. Brown has served on the boards of Cisco Systems and RR Donnelley. He has also served two American presidents where he was a member of President Obama’s Management Advisory Board and served on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee under President George W. Bush.
Ursula Burns will retire as chairman of the board at the annual shareholders meeting in May.
Richard J. Harrington, who has served on the board since 2004, will also retire and will not stand for re-election at the annual shareholders meeting in May. ■