David A. Jackson

David A. Jackson

Assistant Vice President

Areas of Expertise: Affordable housing, community development, and economic mobility
  • Biography

    David A. Jackson is an assistant vice president on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s community and economic development (CED) team with a focus on affordable housing and community economic development finance. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Jackson was deputy executive director of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, where he helped underserved communities participate in economic opportunities presented by the BeltLine. Previously, Jackson served as a visiting adviser with the Atlanta Fed, executive director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, and president and chief executive officer of the Atlanta Center for Working Families. He also held positions at the One Economy Corporation, New York City Department of Housing Preservation's Division of Homeownership, and Enterprise Foundation. Jackson holds a BS from New York Institute of Technology, an MBA from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and he has completed a Fannie Mae Foundation fellowship at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a lecturer at Georgia Institute of Technology and serves on the boards of Mercy Housing, Food Well Alliance, and Georgia State University’s Honors College.

  • Publications


    Jasmine Burnett, Mary Hirt, David A. Jackson, and Janelle Williams. "Tackling an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery in the Southeast." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (March 24, 2021).

    David A. Jackson and Jasmine Burnett. "Service Providers to Low-Income Communities Face Challenges of Their Own." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (COVID-19 Publications 2020).

    Brittany Birken, Ann Carpenter, Karen Leone de Nie, Sameera Fazili, Mary Hirt, David A. Jackson, Sarah Miller, Patrick Pontius, Julie Siwicki, Sarah Stein, Nisha Sutaria, and Janelle Williams. “Tackling the Unknown Together: Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (March/April 2020).