Jeff Jackson, CEO and president of PGT Innovations.

Jeff Jackson, CEO and president of PGT Innovations, was recently appointed to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Board by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Board has six commissioners appointed by the Governor, and Jackson will serve a 4-year term.

“I am truly honored to be selected to join this significant board,” said Jackson. “I look forward to working closely with the other commissioners to guide and support the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority’s efforts to provide world-class air transportation service to Sarasota and Manatee counties.”

Jackson joined PGT Innovations in November 2005 as vice president and chief financial officer. The company employs more than 3,000 team members across its Florida facilities and is the largest private sector employer in Sarasota County.

Prior to joining PGT Innovations, Jackson held several executive management roles, including vice president and corporate controller at The Hershey Company and senior vice president and CFO at Schwan’s Bakery. In addition, he held executive management roles with Flowers Foods, Inc. and Coca-Cola.

Jackson has volunteered his time as a board member with the Economic Development Council of Sarasota County, Children First, and the Loveland Center.

The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority was created as a public agency to operate and manage the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. The Airport Authority is tasked with the power to acquire, construct, improve, finance, operate, and maintain the airport facilities for the primary purpose of meeting the air transportation needs of Sarasota and Manatee counties.

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