Oak View Group Strengthens Executive Team with Appointment of Ann Jackson as Chief People & Culture Officer

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Jackson to Oversee All Aspects of Human Resources Globally, Including Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Oak View Group (OVG), the global venue development, advisory, and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industries, today announced that Ann Jackson has joined the company as chief people and culture officer.

Based in Los Angeles, Jackson will assume her new role immediately and will report to Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group.

“Ann is a highly respected industry leader with a wealth of experience and knowledge,” said Leiweke.  “We are very pleased to have someone of her caliber to lead our global human resource team as we continue to build a first-rate company culture comprised of top talent, diversity, and inclusivity.”

With more than 20 years of human resources experience, Jackson will be responsible for all aspects of our human resources strategy including talent management, leadership development, compensation and benefits and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) as well as leading human resource function globally. 

She will work closely with OVG leaders to build a culture that attracts, retains, and develops the best and most diverse team.

“I am very excited to be given the opportunity to join an elite team and expand our expertise domestically and internationally,” said Jackson. “We spend over a quarter of the hours in a year working and we deserve to enjoy that time as much as possible.

That is what is always on my mind as an HR professional. I put myself in the place of every single employee I support and think about what I would want from this time commitment. I look forward to building an exceptional world-class workforce while developing OVG’s best-in-class employees.”

Prior to joining OVG, Jackson came from Charter Communications, where she served as vice president of human resources since 2017. Before Charter, she worked at Madison Square Garden for 16 years where she acted in several senior HR roles.

In her role as vice president of human resources, she supported several areas including the facilities team, MSG Entertainment, and MSG Sports, as MSG increased its presence across New York City and the country with the Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theater, and The Forum.

Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human resource management from the University of New Haven and earned her Master of Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University.

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