- Posted by Shannon Lanier
- On December 9, 2022
Kaden Jacobs, APR is an award-winning public relations and communications leader with experience in business, nonprofit, healthcare and K-12 education. He has previously served in a leadership role at a hospital with the country’s largest burn center, a 34,000 student K-12 school system and a metropolitan chamber of commerce. Before his career in public relations, he served as a cryptologic technician in the United States Navy.
During his career, Kaden has navigated issues involving special purpose local option sales taxes, school shooting incidents, district rezoning and the COVID-19 pandemic. He successfully communicated his organizations’ messages and engaged key stakeholders to achieve results.
He currently serves as board chair of RISE Augusta, a nonprofit providing literacy support, wraparound services and job training to impoverished K-12 students. He also chairs the HUB Collaborative Partner Advisory Committee, is a member of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Advisory Committee and Red Carpet Showcase Committee, and is a member of the Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club board.
Kaden is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) where he was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by the PRSA Georgia chapter in 2020. He is a previous member of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA), where he was awarded the Marie Wofford Professional Growth Award in 2019.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he was named a “Kentucky Colonel” in 2019, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was named a “Top 10 in 10 Young Professional to Watch” by Augusta Magazine in 2015 and one of Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” honorees in 2017. He is a graduate of Leadership Augusta, Leadership Columbia County, GeorgiaForward’s Young Gamechangers, and the Harvard Institute for Superintendents and District Leaders.
Kaden graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor of arts degree in communication and a master of science in communications and public relations from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He also holds an Accreditation in Public Relations from PRSA.
He currently lives in Augusta, Ga. where he spends his free time on the golf course and with his fiancée and elementary school-aged son.