Shawn Jacobson

Shawn Jacobson

Regional Director
External Programs & Special Projects

Shawn is the Regional Director of External Programs and Special Projects for RMC Events, INC where his responsibilities include the daily operational management of all of our External Programs. These Programs include the UVA Ambassador Program, UVA Safe Ride Program, & VCU External Security Services.  This work entails the direct management of 200+ full-time staff, 20+ supervisors, 5 full-time Front Office management staff, and dozens of part-time staff. Shawn is responsible for providing staffing plans, standard operating procedures, risk assessments, threat analyses, budgets, and direct management support for these External Programs. Shawn is also tasked with the procurement and ground up build of all new External Program accounts. Shawn has been in a full-time management role with RMC Events, INC since the Summer of 2006.

Shawn holds multiple certifications through VA DCJS, DHS, AHA, National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security, and FEMA.  Shawn’s strong organizational and management skills, combined with extensive hands-on experience, are true assets as he builds solid business relationships filled with mutual respect and trust. His energy and contagious enthusiasm ensure a positive experience for staff and clients.  “On a daily basis”, Shawn explains, “I’m constantly reminded of how much can be accomplished and how well it can be done with the quality folks I get to work with here at RMC Events.  Our staff truly are the difference and I’m proud to work alongside of them.”

Shawn is a native of Arlington Heights, Illinois and, prior to joining RMC Events, Shawn was a patrol officer for a small liberal arts college Safety and Security Department in PA. In addition, Shawn was a successful Sous Chef at a fast paced fine-dining establishment also in PA. Shawn and his wife currently reside in Charlottesville, Virginia with their beautiful daughter Rylie, wicked handsome son Emmett, and three other furry four-legged children.