Nancy Jackson, President of Architectural Systems, receives Shop! Association’s inaugural Women of Distinction award during Shop!X Annual Meeting held at the La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, TX, during the Night of Honors Awards Dinner on November 9th, 2017
The prestigious award, was created as part of the mission of the Shop! Women's League to promote leadership, education, and networking opportunities. The association honors the inspiring recipients who “have put their hearts and souls into the industry and their companies."
Nancy Jackson is well-deserving of this award from a career filled with leadership roles, professional accomplishments, and commitment and contributions to the welfare and advancement of women professionals within the design industry including the retail segment.
As a pioneer in the building products industry and a founding Principal and President of a leading global distributor of interior finishes, Architectural Systems (ASI), Nancy has established ASI as a one stop shop for translating global brands through materials. Recognized by the A&D community as an advocate of design, Nancy collaborates with design professionals by introducing award winning and distinctive interior finishes to successfully realize their vision. Involved in a broad range of design and education initiatives for professionals and students, Nancy is an Affiliate Member of AIA and an AIA Continuing Education Passport Provider and has lectured nationwide on the advancements and trends in materials with accredited courses.
Nancy also served as an IIDA NY (International Interior Design Association) Board Member and Co-Chair of the Hospitality Forum for fourteen years and is the 2016 recipient of their Spirit Award for dedication to the chapter and the design industry.
She is a VP Emeritus of PAVE (Planning and Visual Education Partnership) and created the Rising Star Award, to recognize the achievements of young professionals under 40 within the retail space. Over the past decade, Nancy is a recipient of two PAVE Passion and Dedication Awards and is still a dedicated sponsor of the event.
“Nancy Jackson overall is a “Woman of Distinction” … She is a successful woman business leader, mentor and role model, who is well respected within the industry. Her energy, compassion and commitment to growing women in the industry has been contagious.” – Cindi Kato, Vice President, CallisonRTKL
“By definition distinction is a form of excellence that sets someone apart from others. Distinction is accomplishments that stand out, and that is Nancy Jackson. She approaches each project, challenge and relationship with zest and unlimited energy. I cannot think of another woman participating in Shop who is more deserving of the award. Nancy is “the” woman of distinction.”-Linda Lombardi, VP, Global Store Design and Visual Merchandising, Godiva Chocolatier
“Nancy Jackson is a thought-leader, role-model and supporter of retail & hospitality innovation. She is highly respected for her achievements within the design industry and highly regarded for her insights by national media. A tireless supporter of up and coming designers, Nancy has done more than most to elevate the conversation, support education, and make retail relevant. I can't think of anyone more deserving to receive Shop's "Woman of Distinction” award.” – James Mansour, Founder, Mansour Design
The winners, which also included Christiana Howard-Ritchie of Artisan Complete - and Vonda Howell of Trion were unveiled during the Shop! Night of Honors dinner celebration, at Shop!X on November 9th, 2017.