The Savannah African Art Museum (SAAM) is pleased to welcome Lisa Jackson as their new Education Coordinator.
In this vital role Jackson develops and monitors all educational programs and plans all educational events at SAAM. The Education Coordinator supports museum exhibitions, as well as educational outreach and community programs for visitors of all age groups. She also will focus on the development of new educational programs and cultivate partnerships with other organizations in the community.
Jackson’s professional achievements include being named “Who’s who” in the National Association of Female Executives and selected for Ebony Magazine’s list of “Women at the Top in the Entertainment Industry.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Lisa Jackson to our team and look forward to seeing our museum’s educational initiatives grow and flourish with her fresh input, expertise and experience,” said SAAM Founding Director & Chief Curator Billie Stultz.
Jackson, a Brooklyn, NY native with southern roots, attended New York University where she received her bachelor’s in organizational behavior and communications. She also earned a degree in marketing, management and sales from New York City College of Technology. Jackson served in several roles in the music industry at Arista
Records, Manhattan/Blue Note Records, and Chris Blackwell’s Island Records & Island Music Publishing Company. She also served as Executive Vice President/ General Manager of director Spike Lee’s label, 40 Acres and A Mule Musicworks. She additionally served as leading segment producer for a syndicated morning radio program hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.
Jackson can be heard weekly on WHCJ as a panelist with a Jazz discussion group on Savannah State University’s radio show “Listen Here.” She also serves on the board of the Friends of Ben Tucker organization.
The SAAM is a nonprofit institution that introduces all audiences to African art and culture. It is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Learn more by visiting www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org or dropping by their location at 201 E. 37th Street for a free tour.