Karen R. Jackson, Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth, will lead the Thursday, September 17 Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum (PELF), the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) and Thomas Nelson Community College announced this week. The event runs from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and will take place at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center in Hampton.
Jackson currently serves as the Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Commonwealth’s Deputy Secretary of Technology and Vice President of Broadband Programs for the Center for Innovative Technology.
Jackson serves as a senior advisor to the Governor on technology matters including innovation, modeling and simulation, telecommunications, cyber security and unmanned aerial systems. She is also responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth’s IT infrastructure. Jackson also serves as the Virginia lead for the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP).
Jackson has been actively engaged in the federal policy initiatives including the development of the National Broadband Plan. She received a 2009 IP3 award from Public Knowledge for her work in information policy and was names to the Government Technology’s 2010 list of the top 25 Doer’s, Dreamers and Drivers.
She holds a bachelor’s of science in business management from Christopher Newport University and a master’s of business administration from The College of William and Mary.
The mission of both the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and Thomas Nelson Community College, who partner to present the annual programming, is to foster dialogue that inspires and motivates excellence in business leadership.
Participants must register online prior to the forum at http://business.virginiapeninsulachamber.com/events/details/peninsula-executive-leadership-forum-with-karen-jackson-09-17-2015-2602.
The cost to attend the forum is $25 and includes a light breakfast. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m.
The presentation will be held at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center at 600 Butler Farm Rd in Hampton, Va.
Sponsorships are available – ranging from a Presenting Sponsorship level at $3,500 to Leadership Sponsors for $500. Interested businesses and individuals should contact Suzy Johnson at email@example.com or 757.325.8160 for more information.
About The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce:
The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (VPCC) serves the Cities of Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson; and James City County and York County.
VPCC is a business association that "Connects Business with Opportunity" through Facilitation, Advocacy, Communication and Education.
In addition to helping lead the business community on public policy impacting the Virginia Peninsula workforce, the VPCC hosts a series of programs, including the annual State of the City events for Newport News and Hampton; the Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum; Military Day, Job Fair and Recognition Luncheon; Young Entrepreneurs Academy; Pink Bag Lunches; and Business Connections, in addition to numerous business roundtables.
The VPCC is located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100 in Hampton. For more information, call 757.262.2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect to the VPCC online at www.vapeninsulachamber.com and via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.