Glen Jackson co-founded Jackson Spalding in 1995. He provides leadership for the agency, many of its clients and also serves as a speaker for organizations looking for inspiration. He has special expertise in real estate, professional services, crisis communications and not-for-profit marketing communications. Glen is a thinker, a student and a teacher, constantly evolving and looking for new ways to teach others what he has discovered and realized. In 2018, Glen wrote a book called “Preeminence,” which delves into the fundamental ways organizations can not only reach but sustain a preeminent position within their respective marketplaces. It is a book Glen says he felt called to write.
Glen began his career in 1985. Two years later, he joined the Atlanta office of an international public relations firm, where he became deputy managing director in 1994. He has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of Atlanta’s most talented public relations professionals and was honored by the Georgia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for his campaign for the Jimmy Carter Work Project of Habitat for Humanity. Glen also received PRSA’s George Goodwin Award for Community Service and was nominated in 1991 for President Bush’s “Thousand Points of Light” award for a fund-raising project he implemented for midtown Atlanta’s needy families.
As a torchbearer for Jackson Spalding’s desire to create “great work and good works” for both our clients and community, Glen serves on the board of directors for the World War II Foundation, the Woodruff Arts Center and the executive committee for the Midtown Alliance. He also serves on the advisory boards for No Longer Bound, Eagle Ranch, Growing Leaders, Elite Women of Excellence, The Back 9 and the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
An Atlanta native, he is a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club and has served on its board of directors. In 2013, Atlanta Rotary voted to honor Glen with the Ivan Allen Club Service Award for his life-long dedication to community service and leadership as committee chair for the club’s 100th anniversary celebration. Glen’s dedication to not-for-profits has included previous board service for the Chick-fil-A Bowl, Atlanta Mission (past board chair), American Heart Association – Atlanta, USO Georgia (executive committee), Atlanta Sports Council, Atlanta Youth Academy (past vice-chair), Street Grace, Atlanta Boys & Girls Clubs and the Inner City-Atlanta chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. A member of the 2003 Leadership Georgia class, Glen chaired the 2007 Atlanta Rotary Business Prayer Breakfast as well as the first-ever interfaith prayer breakfast for the public relations industry.
Glen graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University, where he received one of the university’s highest academic awards, played varsity soccer for the Generals and was elected to Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society. He now serves on the advisory board for the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics at Washington and Lee University. He has guest lectured at Washington and Lee, Emory University Goizueta Business School, University of Southern California (USC) and the College of Charleston Atlanta Business Club. In 2018, Glen joined the Board of Visitors for Emory University.
Glen virtually delivered the commencement address for Georgia College & State University’s class of 2020. It was a talk that focused on eight important things “not to do” as the graduates embarked on the next chapter of their lives.
Glen and his wife, Claire, have three grown children and remain very committed to their various interests.