Andrew Jackson is the assistant secretary for management. In this role he is responsible for leading the Department of Education's Office of Management and its overall management agenda, working to promote the integration and transparency of Department-level operations, to strengthen the human resources function, and to improve employee engagement.
Prior to joining the Department, Jackson served as the Department of the Interior's deputy assistant secretary for technology, information and business services, with responsibility for strategy, leadership, and management of enterprise technology and business services. He also managed the Chief Information Office, the Interior Business Center, the Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution, the Office of Facilities and Administrative Services, the Office of Hearings and Appeals, and the Office of Valuation Services.
Before moving to Interior, Jackson was a senior counsel at Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in Palo Alto, Calif., where he worked on telecommunications, IT services, enterprise computing systems, and supply chain management. He also worked on HP's radical information technology transformation and consolidation project in addition to strategic supply chain consolidation initiatives.
Prior to joining HP, Jackson was a corporate transactional attorney in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, Wash., specializing in intellectual property licensing, antitrust, and corporate transactions.
Jackson received a Master of Business Administration from Wharton Business School in 2003 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1997. Jackson received his bachelor's degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. Between undergraduate and law school, he spent several years studying intensive Japanese and environmental law in Japan.