Jacob Key

Program Manager, Military Outreach Veterans Engagement

Department: Life Sciences Economic Development

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Jacob joined NCBiotech in May 2023, as Program Manager for Military Outreach Engagement (M.O.V.E.) initiative. His role consists of promoting Career Skills Program internships and promoting BioWork certificate programs to veterans, transitioning service members, military spouses, guardsmen, and reservists. Jacob also enhances connectivity between participants in the program and life science companies/in-demand jobs.  

Jacob is a combat veteran who served on active duty for over 20 years. He has a track record as an outstanding project manager and human resources manager since 2007. Jacob completed his B.S. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Business and Religion at Liberty University. He possesses a deep passion for continuing his service by connecting veterans to their newfound purpose after leaving the military. Jacob continues to interact with the veteran community through his local church as a small connect group lead and dream team volunteer. 

Before joining NCBiotech, Jacob held various roles such as a human resource manager, operations manager, project manager, talent acquisition manager, and recruitment specialist. Jacob enjoys time with his family, supporting his local church, camping, hiking, and the Carolina Panthers “Keep Pounding”.

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