Points of Pride

Distinguished Alumni 2014: Andrew Jackson, BBA '82

At the Distinguished Alumni Awards on September 18, 2014, Andrew Jackson was honored as the award recipient for Monte Ahuja College of Business. An entrepreneur, Mr Jackson serves as president and CEO of AJ Automotive Group and Elsons International.

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Andrew Jackson is the President and CEO of AJ Automotive Group, a full- service auto repair facility in Cleveland. Prior to that he served as the Senior Vice President of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and Partner-In-Charge of Diversity at Accenture. Mr. Jackson’s areas of expertise include implementation of large-scale business and technology transformation solutions in the automotive and industrial equipment industries.

He received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from Cleveland State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He is a member of Accenture’s Board of Partners, its Global Leadership Council and its Foundation Board. He is also the founding member of Accenture’s Ohio Task Force on Cultural Diversity and serves as the Program Manager of Northeast Ohio’s Minority Business Accelerator Program.

Mr. Jackson has served as the Past President and Treasurer of the INROADS Alumni Association and Karamu House Board of Trustees. As a very active member of the Cleveland community, Mr. Jackson has numerous civic and community accomplishments including founding the Jackson Family Scholarship at Cleveland State University and receiving the Community Impact Award from the National Black MBA Association.

In this video, Mr. Jackson recalls how he made decision to choose Cleveland State University after high school. He had choice between some community colleges, CSU and few other colleges like CASE. And he is very happy for his decision. Mr. Jackson talks more about how CSU offers growth as individual and to community.