The Board of Directors of United Way of Northern Utah has named Tim Jackson as the new President & CEO, effective Thursday, December 21, 2017.
Jackson, who has worked for United Way (UWNU) since 2012, was selected by unanimous vote of the agency’s board after a four-month search and a pool of over 40 candidates. Jackson has been serving as the provisional CEO since August. Over the past 5 years, Jackson has worked both as the Director of the Ogden United Promise Neighborhood and as Chief Operating Officer.
“This is the best decision for United Way of Northern Utah and will ensure the organization continues to build partnerships to strengthen neighborhoods and increase the abilities of vulnerable populations,” said Chris Dallin, Chairman of the UWNU board. Jackson will lead UWNU in strategically uniting partners and creating collaborative initiatives to solve long-lasting, systemic community challenges.
Jackson was born and raised in Utah. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and economics from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2002. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, he spent five years in Latin America (primarily in Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico) first teaching, then managing programs for international students. It was there that he began his career focused on education and social services.
Jackson returned to Northern Utah in 2007 where he worked as a community school director for five years, working with immigrant populations in Summit County. Tim completed a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit administration from the University of Utah in 2011. Tim joined the staff of UWNU in 2012 as Director of the Ogden United Promise neighborhood. In 2014 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and in August 2017 was named interim CEO. Tim loves the great outdoors, distance running, and spending time with his wife Jesse and three-year-old daughter Sofia.