As vice president of Public Affairs at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Larry serves on the Kauffman Foundation’s senior leadership team. Jacob leads all internal and external communications with emphasis on marketing activities, institutional branding, media relations, employee communications, and executive support. He also serves as a critical thought partner to the strategy and partnership development for Kansas City grant making under the Foundation’s KC Civic engagement program.
Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Jacob launched the nationally award-winning Dover Strategy Group with offices in Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Kansas City. As president and CEO, Jacob led all elements of the strategic communications firm that supported political and multi-million dollar public affairs campaigns from Hawaii to Kansas City to Massachusetts.
Jacob was named a NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2013 and 40 Under Forty by Ingram’s Magazine in 2006. A Boston-area native, Jacob lives in the Kansas City area with his family, received his undergraduate degree from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and recently completed his master’s degree at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.