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Kaplan Educational Foundation honors Dr. Jesse Jackson for commitment to inclusivity and student success

October 19, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The Kaplan Educational Foundation presented a leadership award to Dr. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday, honoring his commitment to inclusivity in the education system and student success. Jackson and the other recipient of the Leadership Award, Dr. Nancy Lee Sanchez-Badillo, will be honored at a gala next week on Oct. 26. 

Dr. Jackson was the Head of Product for Firmwide Employee Experience for Integrated Help at JP Morgan Chase & Co., the country’s largest investment bank. Dr. Jackson oversees global management and strategy development and focuses on modernizing and improving the employee experience. He is also Co-Chair of BOLD (Black Organization for Leadership Development) Business Resource Group. 

Dr. Jackson has been with JP Morgan Chase & Co. for over 25 years, joining the bank via the firm’s Management Development Program after he completed five years of active duty in the United States Navy. Outside of his current role, Dr. Jackson has held other global roles including firmwide head of Learning and Career Experience for JPMorgan Chase plus several national leadership roles within both Commercial Banking and Business Banking, serving as Client Service Executive for both lines of business.

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Outside of the finance industry, Dr. Jackson also champions the values of diversity and inclusion through his work as a Brooklyn International High School Teaching Entrepreneurship Reviewer and works with students to help develop business efforts in the city. Jackson has also received the YMCA Black Achievers in Industry Award. 

It is beyond an honor to be recognized by an organization of the caliber of the Kaplan Educational Foundation due to its hard work and commitment to educational and economic equality,” said Dr. Jackson. “The work of the Kaplan Educational Foundation is central to uplifting our communities and building a more equitable and accessible economy for all through its investments in high-quality career-focused education programs.


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