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Allegheny West Conference Executive Committee Elects New CFO

Story by Ricardo Bacchus

Members from the Allegheny West Conference (AWC) Executive Committee recently elected Jermaine Jackson as the new chief financial officer (CFO), effective June 1. Prior to joining AWC, Jackson worked for Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM), starting in 2009 as senior accountant, and, shortly after, was promoted to controller. In 2014 he was elected vice president and CFO for ARM and Gencon Insurance Company of Vermont (GICV). In that role, Jackson oversaw the financial operations of ARM, GICV and its subsidiaries in Brazil and Gibraltar.

"I am extremely delighted to join the Allegheny West family. It has always been my desire to be on purpose and in purpose for God,” Jackson states. “We are pleased and excited to have Jermaine join our team,” says William T. Cox Sr., president.

Jackson has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oakwood University (Ala.), a Master of Business Administration from Baker University (Kan.) and a graduate certification of accounting from DeVry University (Va.).

Local conference work isn’t new to Jackson, as he served from 2003-09 as an accountant in the Central States Conference (Kan.). His passion is to empower families in their quest for financial freedom. He has presented various financial seminars, including “Establishing Family Budgets” and “How to Manage the King’s Money: Strength, Security and Stability.”

Jackson adds, “My career has allowed me to marry my passion for God and mission with my overall desire to ensure that church organizations and families in general are financially secure. I’m pleased to continue my passion here.”

Jackson’s wife, D’Andria, is a licensed clinical psychologist. They have a 6-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter. 

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