Icons, RockStars, & Innovators: Judy Jackson

What makes you an Icon?

Your authentic and influential leadership style that has contributed to your trailblazing career success. You have broken barriers, overcome adversity, and as a result, are a role model to many.

Judy Jackson, best known for her candid, straight-forward approach and her unmistakable laugh, is driven by bringing out the best in others while maintaining her authentic self. Judy is a well-respected thought leader in human resources management whose career includes stints as Global Chief Talent Officer at Wunderman Thompson; Chief Talent officer at IPG Mediabrands, NA; Digitas, and HR roles at Time Inc., ABC Disney and Planned Parenthood. 

In January 2019, Judy was asked by Mark Read, the recently appointed CEO for WPP to take on a newly created role heading up Culture.  In this role, Judy will provide the vision and strategy for building culture in an organization of 149,000 people.

She has contributed to several articles and books on human resources management, including The Coaching Connection: A Manager’s Guide to Developing Individual Potential in the Context of the Organization and Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape. Judy has been active in several organizations and is a former president of BRAINY, an organization focused on developing people of color in the communications industry.

Her chief project outside of work is being the best friend to her loving husband and a mom to her amazing teenage daughter.

Follow Judy on Twitter @judyjacks7 and find her on LinkedIn!

The ACNY Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 3rd Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.

It is our way of shining the spotlight on exemplary talent, integral to the evolution and growth of the advertising industry. Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. In addition, our partnership The Gradient & Mixed Company podcast, allows for our programming to further extend throughout the industry; introducing and promoting these luminaries to new audiences. Follow the series on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn!

Meet our illustrious lineup of “Icons, Rockstars, & Innovators” on February 26, 2020. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/31q13Pc

Take a peek at last year’s event.

P.S. Check out our other content from previous years

2019 – Online Exhibition

2019 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators

2018 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators


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