Mabrie Jackson stepping down from North Texas Commission

Mabrie Jackson Mabrie Jackson announced she is leaving her post at the North Texas Commission.[/caption]

The North Texas Commission announced Jan. 13 that the organization's President and CEO Mabrie Jackson will step down effective Feb. 19. Jackson will join H-E-B/Central Market as the company's director of public affairs, according to a news release.

Jackson has been with the NTC, a regional organization aimed at keeping North Texas globally competitive, since 2010 when she came aboard as the organization’s first female leader. Prior to that, Jackson served as a Plano city council member as well as interim head of the Plano Chamber of Commerce.

“It has been the greatest honor to lead this organization these past five and half years and to share the North Texas message with thousands of people all over the world,” Jackson wrote in an email sent to North Texas Commission members. “I am proud of what we accomplish as a group to promote and advocate for this vibrant region.”

North Texas Commission Chairman Robert Hastings selected the organization’s former chairman, Bob Pence, to head a search committee for its next CEO and president, according to the release. Pence is the president and CEO of Freese and Nichols, a corporate consulting firm in Fort Worth.

Established in 1971, the North Texas Commission is a nonprofit association of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce and other entities. The organization participates in and promotes regional discussions concerning topics such as economic vitality, infrastructure and lifestyles within the region.

Click here to view a previous Community Impact Newspaper interview with Jackson.