Kendall Whittier Main Street is run by a Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.
Jessica Jackson Seay joined Kendall Whittier Main Street in March of 2019, but is no stranger to Tulsa or the Main Street program. Growing up in the Tulsa area, Jackson Seay has a sense of the community and pulse of T-Town and is proud to help the ongoing growth of her hometown. With Kendall Whittier, she developed a COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, providing free or reduced rent to businesses during COVID-19 closures. Additionally, she oversaw the 2020 K9s of K-Dub calendar featuring KW’s four-legged friendly faces and a new event – the K-Dub Grub & Suds. Kendall Whittier Main Street is a semi-finalist for the 2020 Great American Main Street Award, a 2019 GAMSA “One to Watch” and a semi-finalist for the Oklahoma Main Street “Community of the Year” for 2019.
She joined the program 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 – “Music on Main” – to install speakers for music throughout the downtown area. Claremore won Oklahoma Main Street “Community of Year” for 2018, her final year with the program.
Jackson Seay found her way to Claremore after few years as a newspaper reporter and six years in marketing and communication and sports information 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. Jackson Seay lives in Tulsa with her husband, Jared Seay.