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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