A lifelong Connecticut resident, Jason Jakubowski is both an accomplished nonprofit executive and a nationally recognized community leader.
Jason Jakubowski has been the President & CEO of Connecticut Foodshare since the Connecticut Food Bank merged with Foodshare in January of 2021. With a dedicated team of 110 employees and more than 8,000 volunteers, Connecticut Foodshare distributes more than 40 million meals each year through a statewide network of 600+ community-based agencies. Previous to the merger, Jason served as President & CEO of Foodshare since 2017. Throughout his tenure, Connecticut Foodshare has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Hartford Courant four times, as well as and Connecticut’s “Best Charity for Your Money” by business.org.
Prior to joining Foodshare, Jason served as Vice President of External Relations at Hospital for Special Care and he worked as the Director of Corporate & Community Development at Charter Oak State College. Jason is a member of the adjunct faculty at both the University of Connecticut School of Public Policy and Central Connecticut State University.
Jason holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Connecticut, and he is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program. At the age of 21, Jason was elected to the New Britain City Council followed by two terms as City Treasurer. In 2012, he was one of Connecticut’s seven Presidential Electors for Barack Obama.
Jason has chaired the Board of Directors at both Leadership Greater Hartford and Community Health Resources, and he serves on the board of both the Middlesex County and West Hartford Chambers of Commerce and of the United Way of Connecticut. He served on the Transition Teams for Governors Ned Lamont (2018) and Dannel P. Malloy (2010), and in 2019 he received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association of Leadership Programs. In 2020, Jason received the prestigious C-Suite Award from the Hartford Business Journal for his organization’s response to the COVID pandemic.