Nikki Jackson, Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Secretary
Nikki Jackson was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to serve as Personnel Cabinet secretary in 2007. She began her career as a labor and employment attorney in South Florida, representing public and private sector employers in all facets of labor and employment law. Certified in collective bargaining from Cornell University’s School of Industrial Relations, she earned a law degree from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University. She has 14 years of experience in human resources and has worked for several organizations in leadership roles, including Norton Healthcare, CW Johnson Xpress, Philip Morris USA, Georgia-Pacific Corp., and ADP.
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Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Secretary Nikki Jackson, one of the subjects of artist Pat Gallagher’s 10 Most Inspirational Women of Louisville series of paintings, discusses her background, her ideas for engaging state employees, the cabinet’s current programs, and more.