Mr. Jackson is the Director of Central Florida's Tourism and Sports Marketing (CFTSM), an initiative of the Central Florida Development Council (CFDC) and Polk County Board of County Commissioners, an award winning program that promotes tourism, sports and economic development in Central Florida's Polk County.
Mr. Jackson brings more that 29 years of marketing, sales management and tourism experience to his position. During his time with CFTSM, Mr. Jackson's most notable accomplishments include: developing the Lake Myrtle Sports Business Cluster; merging the CVB and Sports Marketing offices; creating Florida's most honored sports commission; and developing the organization's first visitor's center - Polk Outpost 27. He also recruited several sports governing bodies to Polk County including: the Florida Youth Soccer Association, Florida Sports Hall of Fame, Cleveland Indians, Independent Softball Association and the Futures Gold Tour headquarters. Prior to his tenure with the CFDC he served as Director of Marketing for a United States Olympic Committee national governing body, USA Water Ski. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Sports Hall of Fame; Southeast Tourism Society; Florida Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus; and is the President of the Florida Grapefruit Association (Major League Baseball Spring Training).
Mr. Jackson graduated with a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and received his MBA from Florida Southern College. He has also served as an adjunct professor of economics at Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida. In addition to his academic and professional activities, Mr. Jackson was a professional athlete in two sports, snow skiing and water skiing, and was also part of the world famous Cypress Gardens water ski show for a number of years. He has also worked as a color commentator since 1988 and has been featured on broadcasts airing on ESPN, ESPN2, Outdoor Life Network, Sun Sports Network, Water Channel, Versus, Bright House Sports Network and various nationally syndicated shows.
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