The BCWA has hired our new Executive Director, Jacki Mayer. Jacki grew up in New Jersey & came to Ohio to go to college at Antioch, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Management. She grew up working in her father & grandfather’s pharmacy from the time she was eight years old & through her breaks in college. Jacki has experience in both the for-profit & not-profit arenas.
In 1992, she went into business with her parents in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. They had a disposable health care goods company until 2000. At that time, they sold it & Jacki moved back to Ohio. She had begun working as the National Recruiting Manager for a company in the salon & spa industry. Jacki brought in clients like L’Oreal, Bliss Spas & Elizabeth Arden.
In 2004, Jacki was hired by Antioch University as the Business Manager for WYSO. At the time, they was running a $275,000 deficit with a budget of $800,000. Her goal was to create a solid & sustainable foundation. Within a short time, she became the Director of Business Operations & Development. During her tenure, she was able to help WYSO turn a profit by cutting spending, increasing advertising sales to over $500,000, expanding the number of volunteers to 400 & creating successful fundraising events. This resulted in increasing the budget to just shy of $2 million.
During this time, Jacki earned her Master’s in Conflict Resolution through Antioch University Midwest. After WYSO, she created her own consulting business that worked with for & non-profit businesses to help them plan & achieve success through marketing, business planning & connecting businesses with the right professionals.
Most recently, she was the Executive Director at the Therapeutic Riding Institute. She helped complete a capital campaign to raise the funds to buy a 23 + acre horse farm in Spring Valley, created an endowment, new fundraising events & expanded the services offered to students with a variety of disabilities.