Jackie Bailey is the Chief Operating Officer of the Community Foundation for Mississippi, having joined the staff in 2008 after retiring from a twenty-seven year career in public accounting. Jackie retired from the Jackson office of HORNE LLP where her client base included a concentration in tax-exempt and healthcare organizations. She has served for many years on the board of directors and as treasurer of the Women’s Fund of Mississippi and as treasurer of the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers. Jackie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of CPAs.
Jackie is a 1977 graduate of Forest Hill High School and a 1981 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BBA in accounting. She is mother to Matthew and Mary Shellie, both graduates of the University of Mississippi and grandmother to Mary Alex, Ellen, Thomas, Bailey and Libby. She was very involved with the Hinds County Public School District for many years, serving as president, treasurer and fundraising chairman of the Parent/Teacher Organizations of Gary Road Elementary, Byram Middle and Terry High School. Jackie and her family are communicants of the Cathedral of Saint Peter the Apostle in downtown Jackson.