Pamela B. Jackson is Vice President of Technology, Emerson Corporate and is located in St. Louis. She previously was Vice President and General Manager, Astec DC-DC Power. Astec Power, a Division of Emerson Network Power, is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. Pam held global Profit and Loss responsibility for Emerson’s DC-DC business and had manufacturing, R&D, sales and marketing operations located throughout the world, including the US, China, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Ms. Jackson joined Emerson in April 2001 after a successful career at AT&T and Lucent Technologies where she most recently was Vice President and General Manager of Lucent’s MicroPower Division located in Austin, Texas.
Ms. Jackson was promoted to the executive level in Lucent Power Systems in 1994 and held numerous positions including VP Marketing, VP Energy Systems Division and VP Power Supplies Division. She joined the Lucent Power Systems team in March 1993 as Director, Total Quality Management Implementation. She played an active leadership role in TQM and in Power Systems’ successful challenge for the 1994 Deming Prize.
Pam began her career at the Western Electric Engineering Research Center in Princeton, New Jersey, where she was a Member of the Research Staff. She has held profit and loss responsibility and has led many Engineering, Design, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality and Product Reliability groups at several AT&T and Lucent Technologies locations in New Jersey, Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts and Texas.
Ms. Jackson received a BS degree in Chemistry and BSIMS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also received an Executive MBA from Boston University. Pam is a member of Sigma Xi and Beta Gamma Sigma honorary societies. She is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the International Women’s Forum, the Black Alumni of MIT and the Urban League. Pam is a former member of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Executive Women’s Roundtable, Menttium 100, and a former Trustee of the Dallas African American Museum. She is also a charter member of the Texas Women’s Venture Fund.
Ms. Jackson has received numerous community and professional recognitions, including the New York City YWCA Salute to Women Achievers Award, the National Black Engineer of the Year Dean’s Award and the Greater Lawrence Massachusetts Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award. She is active in church activities and is an elder in the Presbyterian Church.
The eldest of four children, Ms. Jackson was born and raised in western Pennsylvania, where she attended public schools. Her hobbies include piano, quilting, skiing, and cooking.
Ms. Jackson has been married for 33 years to John R. Bush. They have three daughters, Lorri, Judi and Rachel. Pam and John currently reside in St. Louis County, Missouri.