Kristy Jackson is a dynamic leader whose combination of entrepreneurial and education experience makes her the perfect fit as the founding executive director of the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Harris-Stowe State University’s Anheuser-Busch School of Business. At the CIE, she leads innovation and the facilitation of partnerships to enhance Black and Brown scholars, as well as community members.
Kristy is a sought out consultant, coach, author, and professional speaker with more than 20 years of experience creating purpose driven projects, developing district-wide curricula, facilitating training, and empowering a variety of startup, corporate, nonprofit, and higher education clients to dream and launch. Known as the G.P.S. Coach, driving entrepreneurs toward solid goals, purpose, and solutions, Kristy has a relatable style and catalyzes action.
Kristy is a best selling author, the creator of the Bizperation brand, and founder of SheCan Connect women's professional faith and business network. Kristy is recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a National Emerging Leader, St. Louis Small Business Magazine’s 100 St. Louisans to Know, and a Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Alumnae and current Alumnae Conference Chair. She has been seen or heard on local and national media platforms including TEDx St. Louis Women, St. Louis Public Radio, Venture Cafe, Fox 2, and Small Business Majority.
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