Jill Jackson , Partner
Jill is an award-winning strategic marketing professional with 18 years
experience improving business practices and marketing services for Federal
agencies and private sector companies.
Prior to starting Calyx, Jill served as Vice President for a start-up
integrated communications, marketing, and public relations firm that received
Venture Capital October 2002. She brought a management consulting perspective
with a focus on measurable and tangible results. Starting from scratch, she
landed new clients ranging from start-up companies, Fortune 500 companies, top
Chicago graduate schools, and Federal agencies.
As Marketing & Communications Manager, Jill's prior work with Power
Construction Company helped to land new projects totaling over $241M in less
than 12 months-increasing the firm's backlog from 3 months to 2.5 years.
During her 11-year tenure at Argonne National Laboratory, Jill received
accolades such as the International Benchmarking Award for conducting
the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) largest stakeholder involvement
initiative, "Benchmarking for Cost Improvement." This effort increased
awareness of the DOE's environmental restoration and waste management program
and reduced the cost of these activities by 15-25 percent.
Jill also received the Hammer Award, conferred by Vice President Al
Gore, for reinventing the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Power Program, which
identified opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the
hydro power program by saving taxpayers $45M for each percentage increment of
improved power plant efficiency. She has also published more than 40 articles
and reports in various magazines and trade and government publications.
Jill graduated with honors from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts
in communications studies and minors in journalism and environmental science.
She earned her Master of Science in environmental management from the Illinois
Institute of Technology's Stuart Graduate School of Business.
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