Providing elite, Olympic, world-class champion female athletes for your VIP fundraising events, projects and keynote speaking opportunities
Yolanda L. Jackson is a strategic marketing professional with proven success at marketing athletes, directing promotional events and securing strategic partnerships that increase brand value. Through her in depth knowledge of athletes, she reengineered their public image and generated sponsorship revenue from some of the world’s leading corporations. She is a savvy business developer with the ability to cultivate and maintain strong alliances not only with athletes, but also with corporate sponsors, organizations, sports industry executives and the media.
In 2015, the USA Synchronized Swimming Board of Directors selected Yolanda as an Independent Director on the Board. In this role, Yolanda will be assisting in promoting the sport and working with the other Board members to increase its marketing and development capabilities. To read more about Yolanda, click here.
Yolanda L. Jackson & Associates, Inc specializes in matching elite, Olympic, world-class, champion and professional women athletes with:
- Sponsorship and endorsement prospects
- Corporate/sponsor events and projects
- Featured public speaking occasions
- Social responsibility advocacy
Athletes to Watch
Yolanda Jackson has simply devoted her life to women in sports. Year in and year out she has been the face of the Women’s Sports Foundation when inviting the most successful as well as upcoming athletes to the Foundations’ major fund raising event, the Annual Salute to Women in Sport, held in New York City. When not making sure the dinner is packed with who’s who in women’s sports she has been the go to person in keeping women’s sports issues high on the United Nations agenda as well as on the minds of legislators in Washington D. C. She has not only built the bridge between athletes, sponsors and advocates she has kept it.
“I met Yo over twenty years ago when I was a sportscaster for ESPN. I was covering the WTA’s Virginia Slims tennis tournament at Madison Square Garden when she came up to me during a break and introduced herself. I was impressed by her sports knowledge and the ease with which she communicated with me. I felt an instant connection that has lasted to this day. She is truly a unique and dedicated individual. She’s a loyal and trusted friend to all women athletes…and especially to me!”
As many of you know, Yolanda has been battling pancreatic cancer for over ten years but has finally lost the battle. She succumbed on Friday, July 5th… Read more “Remembering Yolanda L. Jackson”
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