The Anheuser-Busch School of Business (ABSB) at Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) has named Kristy Daniels Jackson, Ed.S. (GMLC Class of 2020) as Director of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE). According to a release from Harris-Stowe announcing this selection, this newly-created position is designed to help ensure that the business and entrepreneurial initiatives continue to meet the needs of HSSU scholars and the community-at-large.

As CIE Director, Jackson is responsible for management of The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, supporting innovation and the facilitation of partnerships to enhance Black and
Brown scholars as well as community members.

Jackson most recently served as the lead consultant, developing numerous programs for
MECCA. Last fall, she launched the Facilitator Training Program, introducing concepts,
methods, and activities to develop highly-effective group facilitators. Jackson leans into lessons
learned from her more than 20 years of experience leading in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and
consulting to develop projects that equip business owners and leaders to become more creative,
resilient, and productive.

“Beginning this new journey as CIE Director is the perfect culmination of my investment and
experience since opening the first Black-owned co-working space in St. Louis,” Jackson said. “I
have always believed in the CIE and MECCA mission and have enjoyed working to elevate the
vision. Being able to help people grow and develop, and watching them continue to thrive as
scholars and business owners, has been the most rewarding part of my time here. I look forward
to continued success.”

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