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Bradley Jackson

President
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Appointed on November 10, 2016, Bradley Jackson is the President & CEO of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Tennessee Manufacturers Association. Prior to this role, Jackson served as the Chamber’s Vice President for Government Relations and Community Affairs leading all aspects of the Chamber’s lobbying and outreach efforts on the Hill for 9 years. Bradley has a substantial working knowledge of business operations and state government laws and has worked in both the legislative and executive branches.

Jackson began his career in the State Legislature, as a research analyst for the powerful Senate and House FW&M committee whose primary responsibility was Legislative research publications, expenditure analysis of state departments and agencies and appropriations for the Committee. Jackson’s next roles shifted to the executive branch where he headed up legislative operations for the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, which is responsible for the regulation of all state banks, credit unions and financial institutions. He later worked in the Governor’s office in the State Capitol where he managed the implementation of various state government initiatives and external relationships. While with the Chamber, Bradley has worked at the forefront of many business initiatives, developing overall strategy and shepherding them successfully through the General Assembly in the areas of business tax and tort reform, workers’ compensation, business regulatory issues, infrastructure and economic development policy. Jackson is a native of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

About the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Tennessee Manufacturers Association: Founded in 1912, the Tennessee Chamber is one of Tennessee’s oldest and largest statewide legislative business advocacy associations. The Tennessee Chamber maintains business and local chamber memberships across Tennessee. The primary focus of the State Chamber is policy development and lobbying in the State Capitol to ensure Tennessee is a top state for business growth and development. The Tennessee Chamber is the Tennessee affiliate for a number of powerful groups that include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, and the American Chemistry Council. The Chamber is affiliated with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Tennessee Economic Development Council which connects local business and chambers to grassroots advocacy efforts to impact state policy.