Jacky Akbari

Jacky Akbari

  • Chair, Power of Inclusion

Jacky Akbari has a proven successful track record in strategic management consulting.

Spearheading projects leading to transformational change, her expertise is credited with impactful measurable outcomes nationally, specifically in Nashville, Tennessee. A global workforce engagement strategist and trusted advisory to C-Suite leaders, Akbari is deeply engaged with key stakeholders including elected officials, media contacts and business and community leaders. With over 20 years experience in workforce economic development, Akbari was a project manager on business relocation and expansion projects that include: Nissan North America, Bridgestone Americas, Alliance Bernstein, Amazon Distribution, Asurion, Caremark, UBS, HCA, LifeWay, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and many small business development projects.

  • Secured key legislation on behalf of Economic Development projects resulting in over 60,000 new jobs for the 10 county Nashville area MSA
  • Spearheaded workforce recruitment projects for Vanderbilt, Nissan North America, UBS, Asurion, HCA and others resulting in transformative opportunities for productive outcomes.
  • Managed key stakeholder relationships for alliance partnerships leading to $12 million in savings to Metro Nashville and public / private sector revenue gains up to $15 million.

A graduate of The Ohio State University and UCLA Business Certification in Workforce Diversity, Akbari produces content in workforce engagement, equity, diversity and inclusion and community relations.