Kathy Jackson joins Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties as Chief Executive Officer
With experience in non-profit board management and more than 20 years in the financial services industry, Kathy has a proven track record of success in leading and growing large and small non-profit and for-profit organizations.
Prior to joining the Food Bank, Kathy served on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for the Future, acting as Annual Campaign Chair (2006 – 2007) and President (2007- 2009). In her roles, she led a 33-person Board in raising funds to support public Menlo-Atherton High School. Between 2006 and 2009, donations increased more than 100% while expenses grew less than 33%.
Prior to entering the non-profit world, Kathy managed various line businesses as a senior-level executive with finance-based corporations in the Bay Area, specifically Bank of America Leasing and Capital, GATX Capital Corporation and D’Accord Incorporated. She also served as Vice Chair of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, a trade association representing financial services companies and manufacturers in the $650 billion U.S. equipment finance sector.
Kathy has an MBA in Marketing, Finance and Accounting from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University.