Corey Jackson 0W3, vice president of operations, is a finalist in the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) Forty Under 40 competition.
In celebration of IFMA’s 40th anniversary, they are sponsoring this award program that recognizes the talents and achievements of 40 facility professionals under the age of 40. The program will tell the stories of these young professionals that stand out as influencers in the facility management community for their incredible commitment to the industry.
The 40 facility managers, chosen globally, will be announced in the November-December issue of IFMA’s publication and will be recognized at a special event in Fort Worth, Texas.
Jackson said, “What an honor to be a finalist for the Forty Under 40 competition. It’s great to be recognized on an international scale and to give recognition to Williamson.”
Jackson came to Williamson in 2017 as the facilities manager and one year later was named vice president of plans and operations [recently his title was shortened to vice president of operations]. He oversees all facilities maintenance and is responsible for Williamson’s 50+ buildings, 224 acres, and $20 million of construction projects, capital projects, dining operations, and security operations. He also is working with the committee that is developing the Campus Master Plan and is helping to plan future capital projects.
He has been an IFMA member for three years and two years ago hosted a IFMA event on campus. He currently is working toward IFMA’s certified facility manager designation (CFM), their highest credential.
After studying power plant technology at Williamson, Jackson worked as a field service technician at Powerhouse Boiler. From 2004-13, he worked at his father’s company, R. Jackson Construction, in Brookhaven, doing light commercial and residential construction, before going to Omega Design Corp., in Exton, as a field service technician traveling all over the world. Next, he was a packaging mechanic at AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Co. in Newark, Del.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in organizational studies at Neumann University and is working on a master’s degree in construction management at Arizona State University.
His junior year at Williamson, he received the Alumni Association’s Student Academic Achievement Award and his senior year he was inducted into the prestigious I.V. Club. At his Commencement, he graduated second in his class and received the PECO Energy/Thomas M. Callahan Memorial Award for best reflecting the values of Williamson. In 2018, he received the board of trustees’ Young Alumnus Award.
He and his wife, Sue, have a son, Nathan, 12, and daughter, Evelyn, 2.