Jackie Lewis Recognized by Mahogany Columbus Magazine as One of Central Ohio’s Most Influential Women & Diversity Executives

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Jacquelin (“Jackie”) Lewis, an attorney at Bricker Graydon, was recently recognized by Mahogany Columbus Magazine as one of Central Ohio’s Most Influential Women & Diversity Executives. The Magazine held an awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 23 at the Columbus law office of Bricker Graydon, LLP with over 100 community members in attendance to honor the outstanding achievements and contributions of this remarkable group, with music provided by the Columbus Cultural Orchestra.

Mahogany Columbus Magazine is a publication dedicated to highlighting the inspiring stories of executives of color. Since their launch in January 2023, they've been on a mission to showcase the success and passions of individuals like those celebrated at the awards ceremony.

Jackie Lewis has an unparalleled passion for public finance, public law, and economic development. Her contributions to the Bricker Graydon Public Finance Group are nothing short of extraordinary, as she navigates intricate bond financing transactions with precision and insight.

But Jackie's influence extends far beyond the realm of finance. Her dedication to fostering growth and prosperity is evident in her advocacy for economic development incentives and innovative programs aimed at revitalizing communities. From negotiating tax increment financing (TIF) agreements to spearheading the establishment of new community authorities (NCAs) and community reinvestment areas (CRAs), Jackie's strategic foresight and tireless efforts have left an indelible mark on countless projects and initiatives.

Moreover, Jackie's commitment to advancing housing development underscores her holistic approach to community welfare. Her ability to leverage existing tools and pioneering new programs has been instrumental in driving forward-looking solutions to address housing challenges and promote inclusive growth.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Jackie's journey is marked by a profound commitment to public service and advocacy. From her tenure as Director of Public Affairs for the Ohio Association of Community Colleges to her pivotal roles in various governmental bodies, Jackie has consistently championed causes close to her heart and worked tirelessly to effect positive change.

Bricker Graydon would like to congratulate Jackie Lewis and all of those included on the list of Mahogany Columbus Magazine’s 2024 Central Ohio’s Most Influential Women & Diversity Executives.

To read the full article in Mahogany Columbus Magazine, please click here.

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