Rev. Frank Jackson, Jr. is a contributing fellow with the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Rev. Jackson is also chairman and CEO of The Group of Village Companies in Irvine, California, which seeks to mentor less advantaged youth through high school, college, and into careers in the various professions as future corporate officers and board members.
After completing the University of San Diego’s graduate legal assistant program in 1987, he began a twenty-year career in corporate securities and real estate transactions with Taco Bell, Pacific Life/Pacific Investment Management Company, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, Morrison & Foerster, and, finally, O’Melveny & Myers, where he was professional legal assistant and transactions administrator. Rev. Jackson is an active member of his community, he has served as a member of the board of directors and Investment Committee Chairman of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, the board of directors and economic development chair of the 100 Black Men of Orange County (of which he is a current member and two time recipient of its Passport Award). He is an ordained minister and serves on the youth and young adult ministry staff, and serves as president of the auxiliary council of New Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church of Inglewood, California.