2012 Ambassador Club Honoree – Silver
Frances Jackson, CIT, CBT Fundraising
Frances Jackson joined NAWIC in June 1969 as a charter member. She has held every office in her chapter many times. She has been “WIC of the Year” three times and has chaired Annual Planning Conferences and Annual Forums.
McDonald Lumber Co., Inc. in Fayetteville, NC as Controller/DP Manager in 1989. Her responsibilities have included installing and maintaining a new computer system, preparing financial statements, insurance, payroll and safety programs.
Frances was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Methodist College in 1984 and attended the MBA program at Campbell University. She received the Professional Women of the Year award in 1994, served as President of the Cumberland County Mental Health Auxiliary and a member of the American Business Women Association (ABWA) for twenty-five years.
From 1995-1997 Frances served Region 11 as Director and traveled to chapters in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and loved every minute! In 1998-1999 she served as National Professional Education Chairman and in 2000-2001 served as National Construction Industry Chairman.
NEF is one of her greatest “joys”. Education is extremely important and NEF is an excellent vehicle for NAWIC members to participate in the Certification programs. Frances has been the NEF liaison for Region 11 for many years and has raised over $180,000.00 for NEF since 1996. She has served NEF as Trustee, Executive Committee Member, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and was NEF President 2003-2004. In 2012 she chaired the Friday Night Fundraiser at Convention.
Her Professional Accomplishments
A Registered Professional Engineer, Certified Construction Associate, member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), and the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC).
Pam has been involved in the ACCE Register of Visitors for over 10 years. In this capacity she has helped evaluate various undergraduate Construction Management programs for compliance with ACCE accreditation standards.
Pam has been a frequent speaker on Strategic Planning, Time Management, career development, Blueprint Reading and various motivational topics. Pam is a frequent volunteer on Habitat for Humanity Women Build®. While she loves being an engineer, one of her goals is to be a professional (paid) speaker. In a perfect world, Pam would be a stand-up comic.