Mabrie Jackson in prison

Mabrie Jackson, President and CEO of the North Texas Commission, goes to prison for PEP’s Class 17 Business Plan Competition!

As we announced earlier this week, we are very pleased that Mabrie Jackson has also joined our Dallas Advisory Board along with Keith Bird.

Mabrie Jackson serves as the president and CEO of the North Texas Commission, a regional public-private organization with the mission to “collaborate with regional stakeholders to strengthen public-private alliances, advancing an economically vibrant region” in North Texas. She is based in Dallas, Texas.

Mabrie’s varied background is a strong asset for PEP’s Dallas Advisory Board. Prior to joining the NTC, her career included public service through a seat on the Plano City Council, roles with Fortune 500 companies and service as the interim President and CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce. Jackson is the first female President and CEO of the nearly 40-year-old North Texas Commission.

Accompanying her civic and political background, Jackson brings an extensive history of corporate experience. She worked at Microsoft Corporation for 13 years incubating award-winning, revenue-producing relationships with international, national and local technology companies. Prior to Microsoft, Jackson spent 10 years in financial services marketing for EDS. She worked in virtually every aspect of public relations, including media relations, marketing collateral, advertisements, promotions and special events.

In addition to her service on the Prison Entrepreneur Program Dallas Advisory Board, Jackson currently serves as a Governor’s Appointee to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council, on the Texas Association of Business Board, H. Wayne Hendrick Scholarship Board, University of North Texas President Search Committee, Vision North Texas Management Committee, the North Central Texas Council of Governments Clean Air Steering Committee, the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, The UNT Dallas Business Department Advisory Board, and the AT&T Performing Arts Center Communications Committee.  She is an active member and Paul Harris Fellow in the Plano Sunrise Rotary Club. Jackson previously served as President of the Collin County Child Protective Services Board, on the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, the Assistance Center of Collin County Board, and as a member on several National League of Cities and Texas Municipal League committees.

Jackson is a graduate of Plano Senior High School and The University of Texas at Austin. While attending the university, she served as a legislative assistant in the Texas House of Representatives. Mabrie is married to Marshall Jackson, and they have two teenage sons.

The self-described “biggest PEP fan in the world,” Mabrie has described PEP as “the most impressive non-profit I have ever observed.” She has been a tremendous advocate for us, opening doors for our staff to give presentations to leadership groups all over Texas. She has been to prison multiple times, has helped us to recruit others to come to prison and has even spoken to several media sources about her involvement in PEP.

Welcome to the DAB, Mabrie!

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Mabrie congratulating one of the finalists in PEP’s Class 17 Business Plan Competition.

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