James Jackson III
Consultant, J3 Motivation
James Jackson, III serves as the Assistant Vice President of Community Development at Zions Bank, where he assists in managing the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) activities and compliance. Although, Mr. Jackson has worked in various areas of the financial industry for over 18 years, from financial services, mortgage banking, and business banking, he has found his passion in serving his community. In conjunction with his role at the bank, Mr. Jackson serves on several boards of directors, and is the founder of the Utah Black Chamber. Since its inception in 2009, the Chamber has grown to not only serve black owned small businesses in Utah, but has become the premier organization connecting and engaging Utah’s Black community and building bridges for inclusion. In 2018, the organization's membership doubled and has continued to support programs among Utah’s developing diverse communities. With such demonstrated success, Mr. Jackson is often sought after by various communities, government, and corporations for guidance related to topics of diversity & inclusion. Such inquiries prompted Mr. Jackson to start his own business focused on providing coaching, training, teaching leadership, and organizational development. As a native Utahn, Mr. James Jackson, III is committed to the social and economic growth of the black and overall diverse community. His goal is to further promote Utah diversity with the hopes of it becoming a more attractive destination for people of color. James is a graduate of the University of Utah, and has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. James is engaged, and a father of three children.