Jackie Gingrich Cushman

President at Learning Makes a Difference Foundation

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

President at Learning Makes a Difference Foundation

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Cushman’s background in corporate finance, including running the financial planning department for a $3 billion wireless company, provides her with a unique financial perspective based on diverse positions within operating companies. Cushman has worked in business valuation, and served as an interim General Manager of a wireless company where she managed both retail operations and agent distribution. As a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and having served as the teacher of the economics review section for the CFA Review course for the Atlanta Society for Financial Analysts, Cushman understands both the theory and practice of finance and economics. She earned her MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.

Cushman is a syndicated columnist, an author and professional speaker. Cushman co-authored “5 Principles for a Successful Life: From our Family to Yours,” (Crown Forum). Her second book, “The Essential American: 15 Documents and Speeches Every American Should Own,” (Regnery) was published in 2011.

Cushman has extensive media exposure. Her work has been cited on the Today Show, New York Magazine, USA Today, and the Washington Times. She has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and “The View,” CNN’s “Campbell Brown,” “The 700 Club,” Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Sean Hannity Show,” “The Strategy Room,” “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,” “Geraldo at Large,” “The Huckabee Show,” MSNBC “First Read,” “Thomas Robert,” “Rachel Maddow,” “Lawrence O’Donnell,” and many others.

Cushman's non-profit activities include having served on The Georgia Advisory Council for the Trust for Public Land, Serving on the Advisory Council for the Alliance Theatre, and serving as the Treasurer of Genesis: A New Life, during a successful capital campaign. She was honored to be part of the inaugural Greater Atlanta Girl Scout Camp CEO, where she served as a mentor and role model to high school students. Cushman co-chaired the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden of Eden Ball, and the Trust for Public Land’s “Celebration of Land” with her husband Jimmy. They are co-chairing the Atlanta History Center “Back on the Farm” event this fall. Cushman is co-chairing the Chattahoochee River Visioning Task Force for the Trust for Public Land Georgia/ Alabama Advisory Council. She also serves on the board of The Fanforce Company, where she chairs the Finance and Operations Committee.

Cushman served as a Senior Advisor and media surrogate for Newt Gingrich during his 2012 Republican Nomination run, where she not only survived, but thrived under intense media pressure. Her experience in politics spans four decades and includes volunteering, fundraising, strategy, and public relations/ media. Cushman lives in Atlanta with her husband Jimmy Cushman, Jr., and their children.

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Learning Makes a Difference Foundation

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Property Manager at Halpern Enterprises, Inc.

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Co-Chairman at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Co-Founder at The Trust for Public Land

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Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to Holy See at United States Department of State

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Treasurer at The Gingrich Foundation, Inc.

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Secretary at The Gingrich Foundation, Inc.

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Board Member at The Gingrich Foundation, Inc.

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Director-Marketing Council at The Trust for Public Land

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Vice President & Director of Federal Affairs at The Trust for Public Land

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Partner at Eastside Partners

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Property Manager at Halpern Enterprises, Inc.

Halpern Enterprises, Inc. engages in the development and management of retail properties. Its portfolio includes properties located in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The company was founded by Bernard Halpern on August 31, 1972 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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Co-Chairman at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers operates as a professional American football team as a member of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The company handles football operations, brand development and advertising. The company was founded in 1976 by Tom McCloskey and is headquartered in Tampa, FL.

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Member, Georgia Advisory Board
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The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a US nonprofit organization that conserves land and creates parks for human enjoyment and benefit. Since its founding in 1972, the organization has completed more than 5,300 park and conservation projects in 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The trust’s projects bring land into public or protected ownership for parks, trails, natural areas, watersheds, river and waterfront access, and productive farms and forests. The trust also oversees the planning and construction of city parks and helps raises local, state, and national funds for conservation. Headquartered in San Francisco, the trust maintains more than 30 offices and 300 staff nationwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, it is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity and a top-rated charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy’s Charity Watch.

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