She has a particular interest In the areas of Higher Education, Government, Workforce Development and Non-Profit organizations, where she brings over 16 years of executive level management experience. Jackie is also a specialist in diversity executive searches and can bring to the table the highest caliber of diverse candidates for any organization.
Jackie has developed a reputation for superior customer service. Her client list includes major colleges and universities, community colleges, private schools and government agencies. Her corporate clients run the gamut from family owned businesses to private equity firms to Fortune 500 companies. Jackie has successfully completed searches at the CEO, CIO, CFO, Business Unit Director, Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellor, Provost, Executive Director and Assistant Vice President levels. She has also completed director level searches in finance, logistics, food service, fund development, and organizational effectiveness. Jackie is also a specialist in diversity searches and can bring to the table the highest caliber of diverse candidates for any organization.
Jackie is a highly skilled, results-oriented manager with extensive experience in program management, operations, facility management, information technology and multi-unit management in demanding public, corporate and private settings, both domestic and international. She is a strong strategic planner with highly developed analytical and technical skills. Jackie is known as a well respected professional adept at dealing with senior decision makers and a broad customer base.
Prior to joining Allen Austin, Jackie served as CEO of San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside, Inc. (SAGE) a non-profit charged with revitalization and economic development on San Antonio’s Eastside. She was also the Division Head with the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a member of the Texas A&M University System. In that role, she provided executive level leadership to a variety of business operations including a post-secondary educational institution and a small business consulting practice. A former military intelligence officer, Jackie also has extensive experience in both the information technology and construction industries as well as a background in consumer product sales.
Jackie is based in San Antonio where she is an award winning community leader. She currently serves on the boards of directors of several local non-profit organizations including the Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce and the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. She is a member of the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and is also an alumnus of Leadership Texas (‘03).
Jackie received her BA at the University of Michigan and her MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.