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Jacky Akbari, Trainer, Center for Nonprofit Management

As an experienced consultant and Employer Services Director, Jacky collaborates on economic development projects to support workforce development initiatives in Middle Tennessee. She has worked on projects with Fortune 500 companies building / expanding workforce in the area, including Nissan North America, Deloitte Consulting, Dell Computer, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) the Tennessee Lottery, Bridgestone / Firestone, and others.

Leading the diversity committee of the Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Managers, (SHRM) Jacky spearheaded an initiative with Deloitte Services LP to provide workplace diversity resources for employers. The Middle Tennessee Diversity Forum, was founded from that effort. This collaboration builds and recognizes best practices of employers seeking to advance diversity in the workplace.

Prior to her current position, Akbari was principal of Training Solutions International consulting practice. As an active member of the Middle Tennessee community, she is active in the Downtown Kiwanis and serves on a variety of local boards, including Hands on Nashville,

A graduate of The Ohio State University she studied at Northwestern University. Longtime Nashville resident and Memphis native, she is married and has two sons, Alex and Austin.