JoAnn T. Jackson

Jo JacksonJoAnn T. Jackson | Vision Realization Officer

Jo Jackson is IPM's Vision Realization Officer, charged with investigating, recommending, and implementing strategies to help realize IPM’s vision of becoming a hundred-year company. Jo worked for 10 years with a division of Johnson & Johnson, the last three years with IPM founder Rich Panico. Her career there culminated as Plant Controller, and was followed by several years as an independent accounting service. When Rich started IPM, Jo was the first employee he hired (as Chief Financial Officer) in 1988. Over the years, she has helped IPM grow from a three-person firm in a 650-square-foot office to the national company it is today. Jo handed over the CFO reins to Tim Czech in 2015.  

Jo is a member and serves on the board of the Chicago Finance Exchange, where she currently chairs the Philanthropy Committee. She is an active supporter of the West Suburban Community Pantry and her church community, serving on a variety of boards and committees.

Jo likes to walk fast, though marathon distances are no longer on her agenda, and tries to stay fit with yoga. She has two grown children and is looking forward to her first grandchild, arriving in November 2016. She holds a BS and MBA from Eastern Illinois University.

“I have been blessed to call IPM my professional home for nearly three decades,” she said. “It is hard to imagine a company that could rival our amazing group of folks who value friendship, fun, hard work, integrity, intelligence, results, and true caring for each other. I am so very proud to be a part of IPM.”