The Cliff Jones Ambassador Award recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their support of accreditation, credentialing, and CPSE as a whole. This year’s recipient is Assistant Chief Matthew Jacoby, CFO, from the Cary Fire Department, North Carolina.  Chief Jacoby has shown a strong commitment to CPSE’s mission through a number of roles, including Accreditation Manager for Cary,  a CFAI L-1 Peer Assessor, and CPC Peer Reviewer. Chief
Jacoby served as a committee member for the technical competencies
update, and is currently co-coordinator of the North Carolina Accreditation Support Consortium.
Through all these efforts, he helps his peers improve as both individuals through Credentialing and as
organizations by embracing continuous improvement through Accreditation. Chief Jacoby embodies
the spirit of the Cliff Jones Ambassador Award throughout his department and beyond.