Jacquelyn (Jackie) Jackson

Diveristy Champion Corporate

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Jackson is the Assistant Vice President, Supplier Diversity for Walbridge.  Founded in 1916, Walbridge is a privately held construction firm that specializes in construction management, design-build, general contracting and related services for customers in a broad range of fields including automotive, aviation, commercial, education, industrial manufacturing, mission critical, power and energy, and water/waste water.  Walbridge is the World Leader in building complex manufacturing and automotive facilities.  Many of its relationships with its customers date back almost 105 years. Walbridge is a worldwide construction leader with offices across the globe.

Jackie has worked in the construction industry for the past 31 years.  She was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Supplier Diversity in December 2019 and has served as the Supplier Diversity Lead for Walbridge for the past 21 years.  Prior to her Supplier Diversity role at Walbridge, Ms. Jackson worked in the Sales and Marketing group and served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO at the start of her career at Walbridge.

As Assistant Vice President, Supplier Diversity, Jackie’s responsibility is to provide assistance for the inclusion of diverse subcontractors and suppliers for all of Walbridge.  This includes but is not limited to the following:  MBE, WBE, DBE, 8a, Small Business, Veteran Businesses, LGBT, Persons With Disabilities, etc.  Under Jackie’s direction, Walbridge has either met or exceeded our corporate goals each year.  Walbridge has been very successful in our outreach efforts to work in concert with Minority, Women and Veteran Owned Businesses as subcontractors in increasing the number of contracts awarded to diverse businesses. Amongst many of Jackie’s responsibilities, they also include hosting and attending numerous outreaches and various tradeshows / trade fairs locally and nationally for the inclusion in our projects.  In addition, we also host our own annual “Built For Opportunity” event to assist our internal teams and tiered subcontractors with maximizing inclusion results.

Member Associations and Affiliates:   Active Corporate and Board Member of MMSDC (Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council), MMSDC Construction Industry Group (CIG) Committee; Serves as Corporate Chair of the MMSDC SEC (Signature Events Committee); Serves on the MMSDC Corporate Development Committee as well as member of a Special Review Committee.  Also serves as an active Corporate Member of GLWBC (Great Lakes Women’s Business Council) and serves on the GLWBC Corporate Development Committee; Active Member and Former Board Member of CSDP (Council Supplier Diversity Professionals); Active Member and Former Board of Directors of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction); Active with the National Business League (formerly the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce), the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Passion:  Supplier diversity advocacy, the inclusion of diverse suppliers and the growth and sustainability of diverse firms.

Supplier Diversity awards: Under Jackie’s direction, Walbridge has been honored to receive many very distinguished awards with regard to our Supplier Diversity accomplishments around the country from our customers, diversity councils, member affiliations, etc.   We are very proud of these awards and the hard work that it took to earn them. 

 

 

 

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