Jackie Dixon’s servant leadership began after she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Alabama A&M University. From college, she was employed with PPG Industries for seventeen years. Following PPG, she became the Director of Government Relations at Giant Eagle Inc. There, Jackie established and maintained positive relationships with local, state, and federal government officials in the communities that Giant Eagle serves throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. On behalf of Giant Eagle Inc., she was a frequent lobbyist in the US Congress in the interest of grocery and retail chains. Jackie retired in 2013 from Giant Eagle.
Continuing her servant leadership following retirement, Jackie became the Community Partner and Consultant for the University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute at UPMC. The Asthma Institute increases the scientific findings and implements innovative approaches in the asthma community. Among other things, Jackie received her master’s degree in Professional Leadership at Carlow University where she also serves on the Carlow University Board of Trustees. She is also an active member in the Highmark Medical Review Committee, University of Pittsburgh Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB), BNY Mellon Advisory Committee, Fox Chapel Area Branch of the American Association of University Women, and the Heritage Community Initiatives in Braddock, PA whose mission is to empower underserved people and transform lives in the Braddock community.
Jackie serves as the director of Public Relations and Government Outreach for the League of Women Voters and was appointed by the County Executive, Rick Fitzgerald, to serve on the seven-member board of the Regional Asset District (RAD). With a budget of approximately $100,000,000, her work supports and finances regional assets in the areas of libraries, parks and recreation, cultural, sports and civic facilities and programs. Jackie also serves as Vice President of Community Relations at the Ladies Hospital Aid Society (LHAS) at UPMC. This organization supports people in need of health care and related services through various social service networks.
Among numerous awards, Jackie was selected as one of The Pittsburgh Business Times’ Twenty-Five Women in Business Awardees. She has also been recognized as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s Fifty Women of Excellence and also as one of Twenty-five Corporate Women of Excellence. She also received the Greater Pittsburgh YMCA A Tribute to Women Leadership Award in Business and Industry.
Residing in Fox Chapel, Jackie is an active member of Rodman Street Church in Eastside. Quoting Emma Bombeck, Jackie says, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and I could say I used everything you gave me.”