Deb joined the Prairie Research Institute’s Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) in 1995 and joined the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) in 2019. Ms. Jacobson serves as the ISTC Associate Director leading the Technical Assistance Program and the Illinois Coastal Management Program, as well as serving as Operations Director of the Midwestern Regional Climate Center at ISWS. She works as an environmental engineer providing technical, environmental, and safety compliance assistance to industrial facilities within Illinois. She also leads the strategic management and operations of TAP, CMP and MRCC. Ms. Jacobson also works closely with federal, state, and local government agencies and industry trade groups on environmental matters affecting industry.
In addition to her work within Illinois, Ms. Jacobson is an auditor for the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP). SGP is the industry standard for the certification and continuous improvement of sustainability and best practices within print manufacturing operations. She is also an ISO 14000 Lead Auditor, providing assistance to businesses seeking certification