Executive Director

Kendall Whittier Main Street is run by a Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director. Jessica Jackson joined the neighborhood in 2019 but is no stranger to Tulsa or the Main Street program. Growing up in the Tulsa area, Jackson has a sense of the community. She joined Kendall Whittier directly from Claremore Main Street, where she served as Executive Director for more than three years. There, she grew staple events and propelled a new Food Truck Thursday event series to a 2018 Best Premier Special Event in the state. She began an Alley Activation 2025 project, overseeing Claremore’s newest, largest and brightest mural project to date. She improved social media marketing, launched a new website, increased stakeholder support and conducted a successful crowdfunding campaign to install speakers for music throughout the downtown area. She came to Claremore after few years as a newspaper reporter and six years in marketing and communication at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, where she was named Employee of the Year. She holds a degree in journalism and minor in Spanish from the University of Oklahoma.