Cheryl Jacobs //AIA MCAD

Cheryl H. Jacobs, Executive Vice President
American Institute of Architects – AIA Miami
Miami Center for Architecture & Design, Inc. (MCAD)
As Executive Vice President of both AIA Miami and MCAD, Cheryl Jacobs guides both
organizations, in the development and implementation of programming that promotes
architecture, design and the built environment. Cheryl works closely with both organizations’
outstanding volunteer boards to create forums, seminars and events that improve awareness of
the industry and that build strong community and member connectivity.
With 20+ years in association and non-profit leadership experience, Cheryl has developed an
exceptional network of high-level contacts in the architecture and real estate industry in south
Florida. She is a strong and inspirational leader with a talent for recruiting and motivating
volunteers, and a passion for the creative industries. In 2013, Cheryl was awarded the AIA
Florida Presidential Award. She currently is the Project Director for MCAD’s “Active Design
Miami” effort, supported by a grant from the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for
Disease Control.
Cheryl has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University in
Teaneck, New Jersey and is a graduate of Leadership Miami and Leadership Daytona Beach.
Current professional and community involvement includes:

Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places Trustee
City of Miami Beach Sustainability Committee
Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association Sustainability Council
Commercial Real Estate Women-Miami (CREW)
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Council of Architectural Component Executives (CACE)


• Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council Advisory Committee
• Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
• Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC), Board of Directors
• GMCC Natural Resources Committee Chair, 2011 – 2012
• GMCC Workforce Housing Committee Chair 2008 – 2010
• GMCC Workforce Housing Committee Vice Chair 2006 – 2008
• GMCC Go Green Task Force Founding Chair (2007-2008)
• ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing Education/Outreach Co-Chair
• Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) Board of Governors
• MBCC Pillar Trustees Chair 2008 – 2009
• MBCC Sustainable Living Council Founding Chair 2007