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Mabrie Jackson Joining H-E-B/Central Market

After serving as the North Texas Commission’s President and CEO for five years, Mabrie Jackson announced that she will be stepping down February 19. Jackson will become Director of Public Affairs for H-E-B/Central Market, a Texas institution for over 110 years and the largest private employer in the state.


“It has been my great privilege to work with an exceptionally talented team of dedicated women and men who place the membership and mission of the North Texas Commission first before every decision is made,” Jackson said in a letter to the North Texas Commission members. ” I am exceedingly grateful for the support from each of you from my very first day in July 2010. A leader cannot achieve success alone, and the tenacious individuals who make up the North Texas Commission staff and membership, without fail, work relentlessly toward the common goal of regional excellence.”

North Texas Commission Chairman, Robert Hastings of Bell Helicopter, has tapped the organization’s former Chairman Bob Pence, Freese and Nichols, to head a search committee for Jackson’s successor.

Jackson joined the NTC in July 2010 as the first female leader of the 45-year-old organization. During her tenure, the North Texas Commission launched NTX, a regional magazine; initiated Project North Texas, a series of focus groups studying the challenges and opportunities of our region; and she coordinated a delegation to Australia on behalf of DFW International Airport.

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