Ms. Yvonne Jackson is a trustee of Simmons College and the immediate past chairwoman of the board of Spelman College.
She is the president and principal consultant of BeecherJackson Inc., a management and human capital consulting firm. She leads the company’s consulting practice working with and serving public and private company boards on governance, organizational and succession issues. She also serves as a coach for C Suite executives. As a corporate executive with 30 plus years of experience in corporate America, Jackson was involved in working with and delivering strategic objectives in slow- and fast-growth businesses, turnarounds, acquisitions/ integrations, major change management, talent development and acquisition, compensation and benefits, as well as organizational redesigns and restructuring in multiple industries, including pharmaceutical, cosmetic/direct selling, computer technology, retailing, and fast-food retailing.
Jackson is on the board of Spartan Stores, where she serves as chair of both of their compensation committee and on their nominating and governance committees. She is a former board member of Winn-Dixie Stores and Best Buy Inc. She has also served on the board of many other nonprofits.
Jackson is an alumna of Spelman College and holds a management development certificate from Harvard Business School.