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Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Jackie Pervan

Administration

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Jackie serves as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, Kenny McDonald. In her role Jackie provides a wide range of administrative support, including scheduling, planning, and arranging travel. As a key member of the team, Jackie will support and advise staff, partners, stakeholders, and community members on behalf of the CEO.

Previously, Jackie spent 10 years in Washington D.C.: five years working on Capitol Hill; two years working at a federal agency; and three years working at lobbying firm in downtown D.C.

PAST EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

Experience

  • Executive Assistant to EVP/GMM, Lane Bryant
  • Executive Assistant to CEO, The Podesta Group

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications, University of Iowa

WHY DO YOU LIVE IN THE COLUMBUS REGION?

Four years ago we moved our family from Washington, D.C. to Columbus and it was the best decision we have ever made. Columbus is an incredible place to live, work and raise a family. It has the perfect mix of big city opportunities and small town communities.

WHY DO YOU WORK IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT?

The work we are doing to enhance and grow the Columbus Region will have a positive, long lasting impact on the people who live and work here. I’m excited to work everyday towards a goal of making Columbus the most prosperous region in the nation.