North Texas Commission Announces Leadership Change
The North Texas Commission announces the organization’s President and CEO Mabrie Jackson will step down effective February 19, 2015. Jackson announced this morning in a call to the North Texas Commission Executive Committee that she was leaving to join H-E-B/Central Market, one of the nation’s largest regional grocery retailers, as Director of Public Affairs. Mabrie Jackson joined the North Texas Commission as its President and CEO in July 2010 and is the 45-year-old organization’s first female leader.
“It has been the greatest honor to lead this organization these past five and half years, and to share the North Texas message with thousands of people all over the world,” Jackson wrote in an email sent to North Texas Commission members. “I am proud of what we accomplish as a group to promote and advocate for this vibrant region.”
North Texas Commission Chairman, Robert Hastings of Bell Helicopter, has tapped the organization’s former Chairman Bob Pence, Freese and Nichols, to head a search committee for Jackson’s successor.
Established in 1971, the North Texas Commission is a regional non-profit consortium of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and higher education institutions in the North Texas region. The North Texas Commission improves the economic vitality, infrastructure and lifestyle of North Texas by marketing the region, promoting collaboration and advocating on critical issues.