With more than 40 years of experience as an accountant, leader and visionary, Andrea M. Jackson, along with her late husband Henry Jackson, worked to found an organization that is a pillar amongst minority business enterprises today. Andrea, working side-by-side with Henry, established Jackson Enterprises – a multi-industry holding company that delivers a variety of manufactured goods in the automotive, green energy services and hospitality industries. As Chairman and CEO of Jackson Enterprises, Andrea provides leadership and cultivates the vision she and Henry have for the organization - sharing responsibility through teamwork, mutual respect, empowerment and positive impact on the community through service, engagement and concern for the environment.
Andrea serves as President and Chairman for Millennium Steel Service (MSS) in Princeton, IN and Millennium Steel of Texas (MST) in San Antonio, TX. MSS was created in 2001 and MST created in 2004. Both companies provide steel processing, warehousing, and logistics services. Millennium Steel offers warehousing and supply-chain management, including inventory management and inspection services; slitting services; and IT system services. MSS serves automotive plants and parts makers.
In 2014, President Barack Obama visited MSS in Princeton, IN and highlighted the Steel plant for Manufacturing Day. President Obama’s appearance highlighted the successful relationship Millennium has with its customers.
For the last 18 years, Andrea has been at the helm of Synova Carpets, an automotive interior company and Jackson Enterprise entity, located in Old Fort, North Carolina. Established in 2001, the company grew and gained a reputation for manufacturing automotive carpets of exceptional standard and quality. Andrea has cultivated Synova to become a valuable segment of the Jackson Enterprise portfolio.
Andrea is a long-time volunteer in social, civic, and educational activities in the greater Lexington, Kentucky and University of Kentucky communities. She served on the planning committee to establish a two-year commemoration of the 50 year African American Legacy at UK, with activities lectures, symposiums, receptions, historical publications and special recognition of the African American trailblazers. In 1992 Andrea helped establish the Jamal Mashburn Endowed Scholarship Fund that is still in existence today. The scholarship covers full tuition for each year of successful academic performance in high school. In family, business and community, she is committed to contributing to the success of each. Andrea and Henry, both natives from Chicago, raised their three children in Lexington, Kentucky.