David A. Jackson


Part-Time Lecturer, School of City & Regional Planning



Architecture-East Building, 204-N

LinkedIn profile

Specialization Area: Affordable housing, community development, community economic development finance and economic mobility

David A. Jackson is a senior adviser on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s community and economic development (CED) team with a focus on affordable housing and community economic development finance. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Jackson was deputy executive director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, where he helped underserved communities participate in economic opportunities presented by the BeltLine. Previously, Jackson served as a visiting adviser with the Atlanta Fed, executive director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Center for Working Families and assistant commissioner with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. He also held positions at the One Economy Corporation and Enterprise Community Partners. Jackson holds a BS in Architectural Technology from New York Institute of Technology, an MBA from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and he has completed a Fannie Mae Foundation fellowship at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a lecturer at Georgia Institute of Technology and serves on the boards of Mercy Housing, Food Well Alliance, and Georgia State University’s Honors College.