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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Publisher

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Turks and Caicos
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
4/4/1965
Birth Location:
Highland Park, Michigan

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Publisher

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Purple
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Turks and Caicos
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
4/4/1965
Birth Location:
Highland Park
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Biography

Publisher Hiram Jackson was born in 1965 in Highland Park, Michigan to Hiram Jackson, Sr. and Naomi Jackson. He attended the Detroit Country Day School and received his B.S. degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in 1987.

Upon graduation, Jackson joined a management training program at Ford Motor Company and worked in the corporation’s labor relations department. He resigned from Ford in the early 1990s and co-founded New Center Collision, which marketed auto body repairs to corporate fleets. In 1994, Jackson sold his share of New Center Collision and used the funds to buy DMC Technologies, Inc., a low-voltage cabling and wiring firm, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer. He then established GlobalView Technologies, LLC and Genesis Energy Solutions in 1998, and purchased the Wixom, Michigan-based Clover Technologies, Inc. in 2001.

In 2003, Jackson became part of an ownership group that purchased the Michigan Chronicle and several other newspapers from Chicago-based Sengstacke Enterprises Inc., which resulted in the formation of the multi-media company, Real Times Media, LLC. He was named chief executive officer of Real Times Media in 2006 and appointed as publisher of the Michigan Chronicle in 2012.

Jackson has served on several Detroit area boards including the Detroit Zoological Society, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, First Independence Bank CDC, the Detroit Branch of the NAACP, and the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan. He is a member of Governor Rick Snyder’s Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives Advisory Group, and was elected to the board of directors of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) in 2013.

Jackson has received numerous acknowledgements and accolades throughout his career. He has been profiled in several publications including Savoy magazine, Diversity MBA Magazine and Black Enterprise. He was also recognized as a top 40 executive under the age of 40 by Crain’s Detroit Business, and was named one of Michigan’s most powerful African American leaders by Corp! Magazine. In 2011, Jackson received the General Motors African Ancestry Network (GMAAN) GMAAN Trailblazer Award and the National Association of Security Professionals annual Maverick Award.

Hiram Jackson was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on June 23, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Hiram Jackson's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Hiram Jackson lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Hiram Jackson describes his mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Hiram Jackson describes his mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Hiram Jackson describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Hiram Jackson talks about how his parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Hiram Jackson describes his parents' personalities and how he takes after
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Hiram Jackson talks about his siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Hiram Jackson describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Hiram Jackson remembers his parents' careers in Highland Park, Michigan
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Hiram Jackson remembers his childhood home in Highland Park, Michigan
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Hiram Jackson describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Hiram Jackson remembers his early educational experiences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Hiram Jackson recalls his decision to attend the Detroit Country Day School Upper School in Beverly Hills, Michigan
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Hiram Jackson describes his athletic activities at the Detroit Country Day School Upper School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Hiram Jackson remembers being recruited by college football teams
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Hiram Jackson remembers his graduation from the Detroit Country Day School Upper School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Hiram Jackson describes his experiences at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Hiram Jackson talks about the Africana studies department at Cornell University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Hiram Jackson reflects upon his career at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Hiram Jackson describes his position at the Ford Motor Company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Hiram Jackson talks about his decision to found New Center Collision, Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Hiram Jackson talks about African American entrepreneurship
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Hiram Jackson talks about the success and demise of New Center Collision, Inc. in Detroit, Michigan
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Hiram Jackson remembers establishing DMC Technologies, Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Hiram Jackson describes GlobalView Technologies LLC's acquisition of Clover Technologies, Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Hiram Jackson recalls the bankruptcy of GlobalView Technologies LLC
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Hiram Jackson describes the creation of Real Times Media LLC
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Hiram Jackson describes his role at Real Times Media LLC
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Hiram Jackson describes his role as CEO at Real Times Media LLC
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Hiram Jackson talks about the outreach programs at Real Times Media LLC
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Hiram Jackson talks about the changes in the news media industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Hiram Jackson describes the staff of Real Times Media LLC
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Hiram Jackson talks about the revenue of Real Times Media LLC
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Hiram Jackson remembers the financial crisis of 2008
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Hiram Jackson remembers acquiring the Who's Who Publishing Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Hiram Jackson talks about the DRIVEN in Living Color project
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Hiram Jackson describes how he came to be the publisher of The Michigan Chronicle
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Hiram Jackson describes his role as publisher of the Michigan Chronicle
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Hiram Jackson talks about the staff of the Michigan Chronicle
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Hiram Jackson talks about his plans for the future of Real Times Media LLC
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Hiram Jackson talks about the National Newspaper Publishers Association
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Hiram Jackson reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Hiram Jackson reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Hiram Jackson talks about his future
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Hiram Jackson describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Hiram Jackson talks about his family
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Hiram Jackson describes how he would like to be remembered