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Mary Anita Jackmon
Mary Anita Jackmon
Manager of Business Solutions Operations, Southern California Edison
Key areas of achievement:
- Awarded the National Latina Alliance’s first President Award
- Received the 2009 Alberto and Lorenza Muniz Distinguished Community Leadership Award
Mary Anita Jackmon (formerly known as Maryann Reyes) has 30 years of political, public affairs, and leadership development experience.
Mrs. Jackmon has been working for Southern California Edison (SCE), the second largest investor-owned utility, based in Southern California, for sixteen years. Currently, she is manager of Business Solutions for SCE’s Business Customer Division. Previously, she managed SCE’s Economic Development Services, directed SCE's Local Public Affairs’ Metro Region, and served as SCE's chief lobbyist in the city and county of Los Angeles. In these roles, she has spearheaded several highly visible initiatives.
Prior to joining SCE, Mrs. Jackmon served as Southern California District Director to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. And prior to that, she served as Assistant Director of Project EXCEL (Excellence in Community Educational Leadership) for the National Council of La Raza, a Latino think-tank based in Washington, D.C.,
Ms. Jackmon has a strong record on community service. Currently, Ms. Jackmon co-chairs the Board of Directors for Korean Health Information Education and Research (KHEIR) Center and is an active board member of the Muniz Foundation. Formerly, she served as board member for Community Partners, Elizabeth Cancer Detection Center, Future Ports, Los Angeles Music and Art School (LA MusArt), California Forensic Science Institute, and Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), the Appointed Charter Commission for the City of Los Angeles, Foothill-Pasadena YWCA, National Women Political Caucus - Los Angeles Chapter, the California Latino Civil Rights Network, Comision Femenil de Los Angeles, Friends of the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women, Glendale Memorial Health Foundation, National Latina Alliance, John Anson Ford Theatre Foundation, Central City Association, and others. Mrs. Jackmon continues to serve as an advisor to several of these organizations.
Ms. Jackmon earned her bachelors of art degree in economics at University of California Santa Cruz, and completed graduate work in public policy and education. Mrs. Jackmon has received several awards and recognitions including the National Latina Alliance’s first President Award, the Latina Executive Award by the National Latina Women’s Business Association, Long Beach Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Corporate Award, ELLAS Dulcenea Leadership Award, 2009 Alberto and Lorenza Muniz Distinguished Community Leadership Award, and the LA County Commission for Women. As part of SCE diversity recruitment efforts, and as former president of LEAD, SCE's employee resource group, Mrs. Jackmon was featured in Latina Style and Fortune Magazines.