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Devorah Jakubowsky, CAE

Account Executive

Devorah Jakubowsky

Devorah Jakubowsky, CAE, is an Account Executive at Strategic Association Management (SAM). A seasoned executive with more than 20 years’ experience in association management, Devorah provides executive, strategic and operational leadership to SAM partner associations. 

After years of working in the for-profit world in accounting and finance for restaurants, car dealerships, and a real estate agency, Devorah stumbled onto a career in associations in 2001 at the Texas Veterinary Medical Association where she was the deputy executive director, responsible for membership development, member services, affinity programs and committee oversight. She earned her Certified Association Executive credential in 2010 and has served on various committees and task forces for the Texas Society of Association Executives, including completing a three-year term on the Board of Directors in 2020. Before joining SAM, Devorah served as executive director for the Texas Air Conditioning Contractors Association, building strategic industry relationships and improving operations and organizational processes.

Devorah is a servant leader and seeks out opportunities for volunteer service, both personally and professionally.

Partners: Society for Information Management, Science Teachers Association of Texas

Volunteering/Leadership Roles:  TSAE Board 2017-2020, TSAE committees, TSAE speaker and panelist.

Family: I’m blessed to share my life with my husband Martin, children Jessica, Carla, and Devon, and 5 incredible grandchildren. Oh, and our sweet little blind Min Pin, Hershey.

Outside of work, I love... day trips to wineries, live music, RV camping, kayaking, playing board games, and recharge time at the beach.

Assessments: PI – Controller. Strengths Finder – Analytical, Relator, Responsibility, Command, Deliberative. DISC primary leadership: Deliberate.

Why I love association management: Associations care about and for their members, who care about and for their industry, clients and people. We help so many people through the work we do. It’s incredibly fulfilling to devote time and energy toward meaningful work.

Favorite thing about working at SAM: By far the people, who are smart, enthusiastic, and passionate about what they do.

Favorite SAM Core Value:
 Practice empathy