Jackson, who will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies and programs to increase multicultural, ethnic and inclusivity efforts, joins USA Hockey with 12 years experience in the discourse of community development, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Prior to joining USA Hockey, Jackson worked in diversity and inclusion communications with Nike, Inc. where she advised senior leaders and executives on diversity and inclusion initiatives; initiated content creation focused on inclusion in collaboration with multimedia networks including BBC, YouTube and HBO; and designed and executed diversity and inclusion strategy among employees which served as the foundation for driving Nike’s North American diversity and inclusion platforms.
Prior to that, Jackson served as a social work graduate intern with Adidas Group and The NFL Players Association in Washington, D.C., where she focused on community development initiatives, organizing communications on sensitive subjects including race/class/gender, and mental health and wellness efforts for athletes. Before that she spent three years in strategy and process improvement consulting with a tax firm in Dallas, Texas.
Jackson holds master’s degrees in business administration from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and in social work from Howard University, where she also earned a bachelor’s degree in English.