Gregory Jackson is the new executive director of the Illinois Center for Violence Prevention. Jackson brings a background in executive government administration to the non-profit, having served as a city manager and a county administrator. He also holds adjunct faculty positions at Northeastern Illinois University and the Illinois Institute of Technology. Jackson has a B.A. in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University, a M.P.A. from Roosevelt University and is working on a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University.