NEW YORK (February 16, 2023) – Cornell Tech announced Monday the hiring of Neil Giacobbi, who is joining the campus’ senior leadership team as Assistant Dean for External Affairs. A Cornell ‘96 graduate, Giacobbi will lead Cornell Tech’s strategic external collaborations, including communications and marketing, government and community affairs and industry relations.
“In the last decade, we have deepened Cornell Tech’s role in New York City and the local technology ecosystem and Neil will only build upon that to lead the important collaborations happening beyond our campus,” said Cornell Tech Dean and Vice Provost Greg Morrisett. “Neil’s leadership working with local and federal governments, crafting strategic communications and building coalitions will bolster the impactful and innovative work our faculty and researchers are doing.”
“As a New Yorker and proud Cornell alum, I’ve been inspired by the economic and social impact Cornell Tech has on our city and the broader tech industry,” said Neil Giacobbi, Assistant Dean for External Affairs at Cornell Tech. ”The innovative and urgent work by Cornell Tech’s brilliant and passionate faculty and students will advance society and improve the lives of generations of New Yorkers and people across the globe, and I am so eager to help tell and amplify their stories so everyone knows how fortunate we are to have Cornell Tech here in our city.”
Giacobbi comes to Cornell Tech from AT&T, where he served on the public affairs team for eight years. He lives in New York City and graduated from Cornell in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations.
Since the campus’ founding in 2011, Cornell Tech has graduated more than 1,500 highly skilled tech grads. The campus has spun out 94 startups, 95% of which are headquartered in New York City, raising $240 million in VC funding and employing 420 people – helping to make its startup ecosystem the second most valuable in the world.
Giacobbi’s first day at Cornell Tech was Monday, February 13.
About Cornell Tech
Cornell Tech is Cornell University’s groundbreaking campus for technology research and education on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Our faculty, students and industry partners work together in an ultra-collaborative environment, pushing inquiry further and developing meaningful technologies for a digital society. Founded in partnership with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the City of New York, Cornell Tech achieves global reach and local impact, extending Cornell University’s long history of leading innovation in computer science and engineering.