Jacki Mayer – Executive Director
Jacki Mayer joined TRI as Executive Director in February 2019.
She grew up in New Jersey & came to Ohio to go to Antioch, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology & Management. Jacki has experience in both the for-profit & not-profit arenas. She grew up working in her father & grandfather’s pharmacy from the time she was eight years old & through her breaks in college.
In 1992, she went into business with her parents in the Poconos in Pennsylvania. They had a disposable health care goods company until 2000. At that time, they sold it & Jacki moved back to Ohio. She had begun working as the national recruiting manager for a company in the salon & spa industry. Jacki brought in clients like L’Oreal, Bliss Spas & Elizabeth Arden.
In 2004, Jacki was hired by Antioch University as the Business Manager for WYSO. At the time, WYSO was running a $275,000 deficit with a budget of $800,000. Her goal was to create a solid & sustainable foundation. Within a short time, she became the Director of Business Operations & development. During her tenure, she was able to help WYSO turn a profit by cutting spending, increasing advertising sales to $500,000, expanding the number of volunteers to 400 & creating successful fundraising events. This resulted in increasing the budget to just shy of $2 million.
During this time, Jacki earned her Master’s in Conflict Resolution through Antioch University Midwest. After WYSO, she created her own consulting business that worked with for & non-profit businesses to help them plan & achieve success through marketing, business planning & connecting businesses with the right professionals.
Jacki is excited to join TRI at this time, and believes that TRI is positioned to do great things. This begins with the current capitol campaign to purchase a farm that will provide a space for all of the staff to be housed in one building, larger arenas (both indoor & out) & a safer & more comfortable space for students, families, volunteers & staff. This will lay a solid foundation for TRI to grow & flourish.