Former Senior Fellow, Life: Powered
Jacki brings expertise to the Life: Powered initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Currently the host of The Jacki Daily Show, she has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics.
Most recently, Deason served as Chief Operating Officer for a free market think tank specializing in health care policy, entitlement reform, and energy policy. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a litigator and as an Assistant Vice President for a national bank.
Prior to her legal career, Jacki served as the Public Relations Director for a statewide political organization.
Jacki studied Economics, Spanish, and World History at Marshall University (Society of Yeager Scholars), Oxford University in the United Kingdom, and the University of Zaragoza in Spain. She is an alumna of the Vanderbilt University Law School, where she served as the President of the law school’s Federalist Society chapter.
Jacki is from the Ohio River Valley, where the shale runs deep. She descends from a long line of energy workers, including roughnecks, railroaders, coal miners, and nuclear energy specialists.
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