Tom Jackson spent 25 years as the President & CEO of the Ohio Grocers Association, three years with the National Grocers Association, and seven years as a management consultant in the areas of employee relations, human resources, training and management development.

As a tireless advocate for the food industry in management development, government relations, loss prevention, and food safety, Tom was privileged to serve multiple governors on various task forces, working with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Department of Liquor Control and the Ohio Lottery Commission, and as a gubernatorial appointee to the Ohio Expo Commission and the Ohio Food Safety Council.  He served on numerous boards of directors and participated in many industry-related continuing education programs. 

Tom’s leadership has been recognized by many organizations with whom he has worked, including the International Grocers Alliance’s J. Frank Grimes Award for Outstanding Service to IGA, the National Grocers Association State Association Leadership Award, the Food Marketing Institute’s Donald McManus Award, and was honored and humbled with his induction into the Ohio Grocers Hall of Fame.

Tom has facilitated strategic plans for associations, working with Boards of Directors and Senior Staff to develop plans of actions. He has presented to hundreds of audiences in the areas of leadership, human capital and workplace culture. Most recently, he launched the Florida Grocers Association for his client the Florida Retail Federation. And he inaugurated the Florida Loss Prevention Council that produced annual Loss Prevention Conferences.

Tom Jackson’s business career began with IBM Sales. He owned two businesses prior to his consulting and association management practice.

Tom is a graduate of Akron University, College of Business, and earned his CAE (Certified Association Executive) from the American Society of Association Executives. 

Tom lives in Bonita Springs, Florida with Ellie, his wife 50-plus years, is the proud father of two children and four grandchildren.  Tom enjoys golf, fishing, and travel.

Tom Jackson



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