Steve is one of the Rocky Mountain West's most trusted crisis and reputation management advisors. Over the last 30 years, his dozens of crisis and controversy clients have included American Humane Association, Candelas, Chipotle Mexican Grill, CSG International, Denver International Airport, EAS, Fox News, Lions Club International, Taubman Centers, Noble Energy, Vail Resorts, many law firms, new ventures, international charities and universities.
Steve has held strategic communications titles at two Fortune 500 companies, with two of the world's largest PR firms and as founding president of a successful telecom/technology PR agency. His corporate communications expertise draws from a significant history of new ventures, civil lawsuits and criminal cases, M&A events, reorganizations, development projects, IPOs and issues initiatives.
Steve is a U.S. Army veteran and award-winning military journalist, and served as associate editor and columnist at the Pentagon's official U.S. Army News Service (ARNEWS).
He created SilversJacobson's Reputation Asset Management Platform (RAMP), a uniquely pragmatic, real-world approach to defining effective positioning, messaging and communications strategies for any challenging situation.
He completed a combined journalism/photojournalism major at Syracuse University's prestigious Newhouse School of Public Communications, and later worked as a freelance magazine writer for several years.
A 1998 Leadership Denver graduate, Steve served on the board of directors for the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. He currently chairs the communications council for Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation.
He is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) by Public Relations Society of America.
In his 30 years in news reporting, on Capitol Hill and corporate communications, Paul Jacobson has managed hundreds of issues and crisis situations for high-profile principals in politics, major league sports, energy, technology and entertainment.
As an award-winning broadcast journalist, Paul covered presidential campaigns, government and big business before becoming press secretary to three U.S. Senators, two of them majority leaders, serving as strategic advisor and spokesman for congressional investigations, Supreme Court nominations and hallmark legislation. He also was communications director for U.S. Senate and presidential campaigns, where fast-breaking, high-pressure media environments are the norm.
Paul led corporate communications teams at several public and private companies, providing strategic counsel and preparing CEOs to be interviewed on matters ranging from new product launches to M&A, IPOs, governance, public affairs, investor relations and complex bankruptcy proceedings. He was lead communications executive for the entertainment company that owned the NBA Denver Nuggets and NHL Colorado Avalanche, and built the Denver Pepsi Center.
A New Hampshire native, Paul holds degrees in broadcast journalism and political science from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications and Maxwell School of Citizenship.
Active in the community, he served on the Cable Television Public Affairs Advisory Board, Rocky Mountain PBS Advisory Board, University of Denver School of Communications Advisory Board, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors and is co-chairman of FixUS Colorado Chapter.