The North Texas Commission is seeking a new leader after Mabrie Jackson, the organization’s president and CEO, said she will step down effective Feb. 19. Jackson informed the North Texas Commission Executive Committee that she was leaving to join H-E-B/Central Market as director of public affairs. Jackson joined the North Texas Commission as president and CEO in July 2010 and is the 45-year-old organization’s first female leader.
“It has been the greatest honor to lead this organization these past five and half years, and to share the North Texas message with thousands of people all over the world,” Jackson wrote in an email sent to North Texas Commission members. “I am proud of what we accomplish as a group to promote and advocate for this vibrant region.”
North Texas Commission Chairman, Robert Hastings of Bell Helicopter, has tapped the organization’s former chairman, Bob Pence of Freese and Nichols, to head a search committee for Jackson’s successor.
The North Texas Commission is a regional nonprofit consortium of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and higher education institutions in the North Texas region.