A Foundation for Professional Success

Published: Oct 26, 2004

A Foundation for Professional Success


The UMBC Alumni Association’s newly elected president, Anita Maddox Jackson, health science and policy ’80, has a stellar reputation in Baltimore as a highly respected professional and caring human being. Currently director of supplier diversity for Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), she credits UMBC as “the foundation for my professional success. UMBC helped me forge a satisfying career and, at the same time, broaden my view of the world.”

Jackson ’s substantial experience both in the corporate world and in connecting institutions across the public and private sectors includes a 21-year tenure with BGE in human resources, marketing and sales and corporate communications. In her current position, Jackson directs a program which provides purchasing opportunities for minority- and women-owned business enterprises.

Nationally, Jackson is a committee vice chair of the Edison Electric Institute. She sits on the regional board of the MD/DC Minority Supplier Development Council and the local boards of BB&T Bank and Alliance, Inc. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Rho Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Jackson received her Master of Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Jackson ’s role as president of UMBC’s Alumni Association is fitting, given her commitment to become more involved with the University. “When I returned to campus recently, I couldn’t believe how much had changed,” she explains. “UMBC has always encouraged academic excellence and personal growth—I can attest to the power of both—but these days the University is in a whole new league. I am happy to have this opportunity to serve the Alumni Association, because I recognize the importance of giving back.”

Like many UMBC alumni, Jackson will return to her alma mater this week for UMBC’s Homecoming/Family Day Celebration. The event, held October 20 through 24, is open to all members of the UMBC community. A complete schedule of events is available online.



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