Fritz T. Jacobi
University of South Florida
Frater Jacobi (Leaders Society) has been active in TKE since being initiated into Lambda-Alpha Chapter at the University of South Florida in 1972 and affiliating at the Lambda Chapter at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned the Top Teke Award in 1976. Fritz has served in a variety of volunteer roles, including time on a Board of Advisors and Alumni Association. Since 2003, he has served in multiple roles on the TKE Educational Foundation Board.
Frater Jacobi is currently a facilitator and Chair for the TEC/VISTAGE Chief Executive Program. He works with business owners and CEOs who bring their challenges and opportunities to a group of up to 16 peers. This process allows members to see the big picture, test ideas, overcome obstacles and seize opportunities in a confidential setting. He was a newspaper publisher from 1990 to 2008 with GateHouse Media, Rockford Register Star, and Gannett Co. Inc., to name a few.
He earned his Associate of Arts in Business from the University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Finance from the University of Wisconsin, and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. A recipient of the TKE Alumnus of the Year (1993), Top Teke (1976), and Key Leader (1974-75), Frater Jacobi previously served the Fraternity as a Director, Treasurer, Secretary, and Vice Chairman of the TKE Educational Foundation. He is a Life Loyal Teke.
He and his wife Kim currently reside in Juneau, Wisconsin.