FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NOVEMBER 10, 2021
Atlanta, GA – This week, the Georgia Retailers announced Kyle Jackson as their new executive director, effective immediately. Jackson joins Georgia Retailers from UnitedHealth Group, where he previously served as Vice President of External Affairs for Georgia and Alabama.
Jackson brings a wealth of experience in government relations and grassroots advocacy with specialized expertise in association management, political fundraising and strategy.
“I am excited to join the Georgia Retailers team and advocate on behalf of the 120,000 retailers in the state," said Kyle Jackson. "We will work together with the Georgia Legislature and our partners to provide a strong voice for the retail industry. I look forward to continuing to grow our association and serve the state of Georgia."
With over a decade of experience in Georgia's business industry, Jackson will work alongside state and federal officials to target key issues in the retail sector and lead the organization’s strategic initiatives. In addition to advocating for the retail sector and good policy, Jackson will also manage the organization's political action committee.
Jackson has been involved with the Georgia retail industry since 2009 when he joined the South region team of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). His prior positions included interim executive director of Georgians for Lawsuit Reform, vice president of state and political affairs for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Georgia state director of NFIB.
Kyle Jackson has served the state in various positions and appointments over the years. He served on the Legislative Advisory panel for the Georgia Board of Workers' Compensation to help develop legislative reforms to workers' compensation statutes.
He also served as a member of Attorney General Chris Carr's Opioid Taskforce, worked on Governor Nathan Deal's Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Board and participated in Georgia Environmental Protection Division's Small Business Compliance Assistance Program.
Jackson is a graduate of Ohio State University, where he received two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and in Anthropology.
ABOUT THE GEORGIA RETAILERS
Since 1961, the Georgia Retailers have been the premier statewide trade association representing retailers -- the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Georgia’s retailers provide over 888,000 jobs at over 120,000 retail establishments in the state, and pay more than $23 billion in wages annually. Georgia’s retailers collect and remit more than $6 billion in sales taxes for Georgia’s government each year.