Founder & CEO of Abilicorp
Neil Jacobson is not just a passionate advocate for full inclusion of disabled people in their communities; he is a man who leads by example. He co-founded the Computer Technologies Program (CTP) in Berkeley, CA in the 1970s, which has opened doors by providing an accessible training site and curricula allowing many people with disabilities to find successful careers. During his 29-year tenure as Vice President of Technology at Wells Fargo, he exhibited leadership and management skills as well as the kind of knowledge of disability issues that had a profound impact thru out the formidable management structure at the bank. During the Clinton Administration, he was appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the U.S. President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. In that role, he forcefully and effectively encouraged people with disabilities to seek work and careers. Now retired from Wells Fargo, Jacobson continues to exert a strong influence on Bay Area businesses thru AbiliCorp, a nonprofit organization he founded that focuses on employment skills training and placement services.