June 24, 2020

Announcing The HBA’s New CEO

The HBA recently announced that after an extensive search, Taylor Jackson, CAE, MPA, has been selected as the next CEO of the HBA. Taylor brings 12 years of experience in association and nonprofit management, working at the Austin Apartment Association recognized with multiple national awards for her success in workforce development and education programming which piloted in Austin and now is being mirrored in other cities nationally. Most recently, as the Senior Director, Organization Development for Goodwill of Central Texas, she developed and aligned strategic initiatives as an executive division leader. An involved member at the Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE), she served on task forces, committees, and as a facilitator for TSAE Leadership and the Certified Association Executive (CAE) prep courses and received the TSAE Young Professional Award. Prior to working in organizational management, she spent 7 years in the hotel and event planning field and holds a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.  Taylor has been described as solutions oriented resulting in success in member engagement strategies, operations and profit enhancements, and building strategic partnerships for organizations like the HBA. 

A native Texan, Taylor was born and raised in San Antonio and has lived in Austin since 2001. She received her undergrad from Texas A&M and Masters of Public Affairs from UT, but professes to ‘still bleed maroon.’ In her off time, she enjoys a number of hobbies including gourmet cooking, sewing, painting, and her latest hobby — reupholstering furniture — all of which she credits to an internal drive for continuous learning. When not exploring her hobbies, Taylor is an outdoor enthusiast, usually accompanied by her two pups, Pfeiffer and Wiley, and visiting her family llama, Lit’Bit, in the Hill Country.    

Taylor’s first official day is June 29.