Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson, Director
Vice Admiral Mary Jackson joined the Victory Capital board of directors in January 2023. Retired in July 2020, Vice Admiral Jackson began her career as a Surface Warfare Officer serving on and off Navy warships. During her more than three decades in the United States Navy, Vice Admiral Jackson achieved command of the USS McFAUL (DDG 74), an Arleigh Burke class destroyer. She subsequently commanded the Navy’s largest Navy base, Naval Station Norfolk, where she oversaw operational and service industries and managed the Navy’s relationship with local agencies, surrounding communities, and national media.
Upon selection as a Flag Officer, Vice Admiral Jackson served as Commander, Navy Region Southeast and as Commander, Navy Installations Command, where she was accountable for all Navy installations worldwide.

Her skills leading operations on a global scale bring significant value to the Victory Capital board. Her experience includes the development of strategic plans, policymaking, resourcing, and oversight and compliance. Vice Admiral Jackson’s qualifications include a focus on business continuity, integration and sustainability of environmental, social, and governance assurance metrics, digital transformation and compliance through data-driven audit analytics, and innovation and risk-based assessment.
She brings extensive experience cultivating key partnerships and collaborating across the Congress and the Department of Defense, federal and local government agencies, industry and host nations, FEMA, the EPA, and law enforcement and local communities.

Her executive experience includes leading diverse, inclusive teams to consistently drive results, implement change, and exceed organizational goals and objectives. Vice Admiral Jackson brings dynamic leadership discipline and experience overseeing large-scale operations, contingency planning, risk mitigation, and strategic transformation. In her role as an executive-level advisor, she has provided consulting services to facilitate boardroom diversity, governance, and oversight.

Vice Admiral Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics with an emphasis in Oceanography from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Engineering Management degree from George Washington University.