Brian Jackson New Chair Elect of Big Brothers Big Sisters National Board

Jan 13, 2010, 15:15 ET from Big Brothers Big Sisters

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of America elected Brian Jackson to serve as chair elect of its board of directors. Jackson, who joined the board in 2007, begins his one-year term this month.

Jackson was most recently executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer of CoBank, ACB, a $60 billion Denver-based cooperative bank providing financial services to rural American businesses.  He is a member of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation board of directors and also serves on the board of trustees of the Mile High United Way. He formerly served as a member of the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, serving as its chairman for several years.

"Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is very fortunate to have the talents of Brian Jackson as he steps into the role of chair elect of our national board," said Karen J. Mathis, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. "His years of experience in business, as a banker and a consultant, combined with his passion for our mission of mentoring children, are a perfect combination to lead our organization. His skills are particularly valuable as we strive to serve more children in challenging economic times."

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