Luminary: Karen Jackson

Karen R. Jackson serves as President of Apogee Strategic Partners, LLC a Virginia firm specializing in the development and implementation of technology and innovation strategies in information technology, cybersecurity, autonomous systems, and smart communities. She is also currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of the New College Institute (NCI). She is responsible for developing strategy and programming to advance economic and career opportunities as well as building partnerships to foster innovation and adoption of cutting edge industries in Southern Virginia.