Tonya Jackson has over 25 years of experience in the areas of business development, marketing, and sales. Jackson is a 16-year veteran of RA-LIN and Associates Inc., a Georgia construction management firm, where she works as a business development manager. She serves on the AGC of America Business Development Forum Steering Committee as well on the board of directors for Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, Douglas County Education Foundation and Douglas County Schools Partners in Education; WellStar-Douglas Hospital Authority Board; University of West Georgia Foundation; committees of the Georgia Economic Developers Association and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce; and the Society of Marketing Professional Services.
Why did you join the AGC BD Forum?
Simply my commitment for continuous professional development and to help build a strong BD group within our industry.
What benefits do you see from being a member of the AGC BD Forum?
In order to be successful in the AEC industry, BD professionals have to be entrepreneurial and somewhat visionary in the way we approach our work. Therefore, the opportunity to network, learn, share, and support one another through this forum provides a huge steppingstone towards everyone’s success.
What can others gain from the BD Forum?
Knowledge! Potential clients now have plenty of ways to find your company, and business development is the only role that’s tasked with following the trends and finding new channels to connect with prospects. The integration of this forum in a Business Developers professional development provides a platform of superior resources to operate at a higher level.