CEO and Chairman, Moreson Conferencing Honorary Consul General of Japan
Mark Jackson, a Birmingham native, began his career in teleconferencing in 1991. After working for others in the industry, Jackson established Moreson Conferencing in 1996, working out of a toolshed in his parents’ driveway. Moreson has grown to provide reliable and cost-effective teleconference services in over 65 countries. It has also kept Jackson happily in the air, flying to customers all over the globe.
Jackson began to hone his understanding of the importance of superior customer service while working part-time at Food World, Big B Drugs, and Mr. Steak restaurant. He further refined his skills by working in several of his father’s business enterprises. In 2015, he launched his newest company, Clarity Global Technologies. Clarity’s purpose is to provide telephony and IP-based business communication services and IT project consulting, including local/global MPLS networks, inbound toll-free services, Microsoft Lync integration, multi-party communication services, and business/IT consulting, to local and global entities. Clarity focuses on health care IT from offices in Birmingham and London.
Jackson’s international connections are impressive. Due to his considerable influence within the Alabama business and political community and his efforts on behalf of Japan, he was named Honorary Consul General of Japan in July 2014. He is currently serving a third term as chairman of the Birmingham Sister Cities Commission and was elected to the board of Sister Cities International in July 2015. In May of 2011, Jackson was invited by the Merchant Adventurers of the city of York, England, to discuss his experience of being an “Alabama Boy” growing a global business. To his credit, he is the only American to address the group since its inception in 1392.
While his work in the business world and the wider community is important, Jackson’s family remains the center of his attention. He is married to the former Allison Jordan and they have two sons, Carey, 16, and Jordan, 14. They are members of Meadow Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where Jackson serves on the finance committee and as a deacon. They also attend Howards Chapel when in Mentone, Alabama. The family splits their time between homes located in Birmingham and Mentone. His hobbies include collecting vintage champagne and limited production automobiles, most notably a 1983 Buick Riviera convertible, a 1986 Zimmer QuickSilver, and a 1964 World’s Fair Thunderbird convertible.