Jimmy H. Jackson is the founding partner of Jackson Claborn, Inc. (JCI), a real estate consulting/valuation firm established in 1993. JCI has one of the largest staffs of commercial and residential appraisers in the Southwest and performs valuation and consulting on a vast number of commercial property types across Texas as well as the United States. JCI also has extensive experience appraising recreational properties and working ranches across Texas for many agriculture-based lenders.
At 31, Jackson was awarded the highest appraisal designation (MAI) in the industry. He also has served on professional boards, including the Ethics and Counseling Panel of the North Texas Chapter of the Appraisal Institute as well as being Chair of the Public Relations Committee.
Jackson also is a co-owner of Summit Whitetail Ranch, a full-scale deer breeding operation and recreational ranch. In addition, Jackson currently serves on the steering committee of the Deer Breeders Corp./Texas Tech Deer Cervid Research Initiative. This research alliance is the first initiative of its type in the United States.
In 2008, Jackson received a Humanitarian Award from Texas Gov. Rick Perry for charitable work with National Jewish Hospital in Denver. Jackson currently serves as a national trustee for the hospital which is the #1 respiratory care hospital in the world. Another major philanthropic achievement was consulting with and influencing family members to provide the start-up expertise as well as the seed funding in 1994 for the formation of The Parent Project for Muscular Dystrophy. This organization has developed into a worldwide non-profit for children suffering with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Since inception, the organization has directly funded more than $50 million in direct research and assisted and helped leverage more than $500 million of other research related to other genetic disease through government grants and other private funding sources.
Jackson graduated from Texas Tech University in 1984 with a B.B.A. in Finance with a Real Estate Emphasis. As a student he was a member of Phi Delta Theta as well as a the Texas Tech Finance Association. Jackson and his wife Cherylon Harman Jackson (1984/Finance COBA) reside in Plano, Texas and have one son (Jantz Jackson).