Doran Jacobs
Doran Jacobs

Longtime travel marketing executive, Doran Jacobs, 83, died in New York earlier this month.

At the time of his death, Jacobs was president of Mighty Marketing Group, a New York company whose many clients include Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Sceptre Tours, United Vacations, Visit Orlando and Wyndham Worldwide.

Lori Corless, Mighty Markeing's vice president of operations, called Jacobs "a beloved friend and co-worker who touched the lives of everyone he met in the most sincere way."

Jacobs had been president of Mighty Marketing since 2007 and was president of travel marketing firm TAM Inc. from 2004 to 2007.

Prior to that, Jacobs enjoyed a long career working in the charter and tour operator industries. He owned Yacht & Sports Club Charters in the 1970s and co-founded Carefree David, an airline/vacation charter business, in 1979.

From 1983 to 1999, Jacobs was Central Holidays' vice president of marketing, and he had the same role at tour company roll-up Far & Wide from 1999 to 2003.

Born in Deadwood, South Dakota, Jacobs was a University of Nebraska graduate who served in the armed forces.

Doran is survived by wife Arlene, son Adam Jacobs, daughter Jenny Berk and eight grandchildren.

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