September 1, 2014

2014 40 Under Forty: Jacob Sanders

Director of External Relations, Becker College, Worcester

Birthplace: Worcester

Residence: Worcester

High school: Doherty Memorial High School

Colleges and degrees earned:
B.S., Ithaca College; recently began
MPA program at Clark University

Career highlights: Leading the inaugural Becker College Presidential Speaker Series featuring Thomas L. Friedman, and procuring a $1.4 million grant for the New Ventures Center at Becker College.

Community involvement: I am currently a board member at the Worcester Educational Collaborative, the Worcester Public Library, and the Leicester Business Association. I have volunteered with the WEDF, Worcester Public Schools, Junior Achievement, and a number of political campaigns. I coached in the Jesse Burkett Little League, Shrewsbury Youth Basketball, and the Worcester JCC. I am also a strong advocate for the Genesis Club.

Ultimate career goal: Continue to advance in the government/community/corporate relations field.

Non-relative you admire most: Nate Silver

Favorite book: "Slaughterhouse-Five," by Kurt Vonnegut

Hidden talents: Mostly obscure sports "talents": mid-1990s baseball and basketball trivia; 3-point shooting; wiffle ball pitching.

"If I were to win $1 million in the lottery, I would … buy a house on Ryder Beach in Truro."


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