Alvin Jackson is the Principal of the Jackson Group, which specializes in providing strategic counsel in the areas of business development, sales and government relations. His focus is primarily in the areas of defense, aviation and aerospace. He also helps these entities form strategic relationships with like-minded organizations.
Before going back into the world of consulting, Mr. Jackson served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Insitu, Inc. with responsibility for company sales, marketing and government relations. Insitu, Inc., located in Bingen, Washington, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Insitu, Inc. specializes in the design, development and production of small autonomous aircraft for Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in both military and commercial aviation applications. It achieved tremendous growth in revenue occurred under Mr. Jackson’s leadership with sales jumping from $84 million to $254 million in his 3-year tenure.
Prior to joining Insitu, Inc., Mr. Jackson served as Principal of the Jackson Group in Washington, D.C., which specialized in helping its clients achieve their objectives. He provided strategic counsel on national security, foreign affairs policy, homeland security, aviation/transportation, and business development. Before forming his own company, Mr. Jackson served as Director, Legislative Affairs for the Boeing Company where he primarily worked on issues concerning defense, foreign military sales, national security and commercial aviation.
His career in Washington, D.C. began 18 years ago at the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association where he represented manufacturers of general aviation aircraft, engines, avionics and component parts. During his tenure at GAMA, Mr. Jackson helped enact the General Aviation Revitalization Act (1994), which enabled the general aviation industry, decimated by product liability, to re-open their production lines and hire 25,000 people over a 5-year period.
Mr. Jackson has a BS degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Jackson received the Embry-Riddle Graduate of the Last Decade Award 2000, the Distinguished Graduate Award from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and mentors young people in a variety of settings. He also serves on the Embry Riddle University’s President’s Advisory Board; and Brigham Young University’s Marriot Business School National Advisory Committee. He also serves in a volunteer leadership (CEO) capacity for the Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Studies, which educates citizens and government officials about the U.S. Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers and to motivate and inspire the people to get involved. Mr. Jackson resides in Williamsburg, VA with his wife, Juleen and their 3 of their 5 children; Mary Alice (16); Alvin III (13); and Marie (9). Kayla (21) is married and attends Brigham Young University and Franklin (18) attends Duke University.