Kyle Jacobson Among Nearly 100 Young Professionals to Join USGLC’s Next Gen Global Leaders Network
LUBBOCK, Texas – Late last week, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) announced Kyle Jacobson, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Director of Government Relations, as one of nearly 100 young professionals to join the inaugural class of the Next Generation (Next Gen) Global Leaders Network. The brand-new, year-long program will engage a group of diverse, bipartisan young professionals in leadership, skills training and mentorship in support of their own engagement on global development and diplomacy in their communities.
“We are thrilled to have Kyle represent not only the Lubbock Chamber, but the city of Lubbock and the great state of Texas in this new role,” said Eddie McBride, President and CEO of the Lubbock Chamber. “This is a great opportunity to strengthen our advocacy efforts while connecting with peers across the nation on various policy issues.”
The inaugural class of young professionals from 33 states will participate in series of sessions with USGLC leaders and special guests to immerse themselves in global policy issues while strengthening advocacy and engagement skills. Throughout the year, they will interact with policymakers and opinion leaders, have opportunities to share and publish their own stories and perspectives, and will ultimately become members of USGLC’s State Advisory Committees at the end of the program.
“Launching this new program with a diverse and talented group of young women and men from around the country is thrilling for USGLC,” said Liz Schrayer, USGLC President and CEO. “The reality is that this next generation is truly our future. Instead of seeing borders, they see solutions by working with partners around the world on issues like climate, hunger, global health and so many others that matter to American kitchen table issues. By investing in them, we are building a new cadre of advocates ready to educate policymakers about why leading globally matters locally.”
More information about the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition can be found here.