Dr. Jackson is president of Energy Global Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in corporate development, diversification and government relations strategies for energy companies. From 2002 to 2004, she served as managing director, FE Clean Energy Group, Inc., a global private equity management firm that invests in energy companies and projects in Central and East Europe, Latin America and Asia. Dr. Jackson joined FE Clean Energy Group when it was formed in 2002. From 1985 to 2001, Dr. Jackson was president of a consulting firm that advised energy companies on corporate development and diversification strategies and national and international governmental institutions on energy policy.
From 1985 to 1995, Dr. Jackson was chief of staff of the Coal Industry Advisory Board, which was established by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) to obtain expert advice from industry executives on strategies for reducing dependence on oil. From 1978 to 1985, she held corporate planning, business development and international sales and marketing positions at Peabody Holding Company, Inc. She is a resident of St. Louis.
"We are extremely pleased with Dr. Jackson's election. She brings to Ameren 25 years of international energy industry experience in fuels production, trading and marketing and a deep knowledge of emerging technologies and public policy formulation," said Ameren Corporation Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Gary L. Rainwater.
Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Smith College, where she currently is a trustee, chair of the Finance Committee and on the Investment Committee. She pursued graduate studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington and at Washington University in St. Louis, where she received her master's and doctorate degrees. She was awarded both a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for her dissertation research.
Appointed by the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington D.C. to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Dr. Jackson is now deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She has served as a board member of the Center for International Private Enterprise in Washington, D.C., and on CommonFund Capital's Venture Capital Advisory Committee. She serves on the board of Research Corporation, the nation's second oldest science foundation.
With assets of more than $17 billion, Ameren serves 2.3 million electric customers and 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.