Joe JacobsonJoe Jacobson
Division Director

Division of Economic Development

Joe Jacobson Bio

Joe Jacobson has served as International Program Director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute since 2009, overseeing Alaska’s international seafood marketing efforts across 21 countries. Joe initially joined ASMI in March 2008 as the Asia Coordinator after working for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Office of Agricultural Affairs in Beijing in 2006 through 2007. A former small business owner, Joe has experience in seafood, agriculture, tourism marketing, and business development. Originally from Arizona, he first moved to Alaska in 1999 and completed his B.A. in Outdoor Studies at Alaska Pacific University in 2001. In 2006, he completed his M.A. in International Relations at the City College of New York, focusing on frontier economic development. Mr. Jacobson has lived, studied, and traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America and speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.