SAN ANTONIO - Nancy Jackson, president of Architectural Systems (ASI), received Shop! Association’s inaugural Women of Distinction award here earlier this month.

The recognition came during Shop!X Annual Meeting, held at the La Cantera Resort during the Night of Honors Awards Dinner on Nov. 9.

275 JacksonNancy JacksonThe prestigious award was created as part of the mission of the Shop! Women's League to promote leadership, education, and networking opportunities. The association honors the inspiring recipients who “have put their hearts and souls into the industry and their companies."

As a pioneer in the building products industry and a founding principal and president of a leading global distributor of interior finishes, Jackson established ASI as a one-stop shop for translating global brands through materials. Recognized by the A&D community as an advocate of design, she collaborates with design professionals by introducing award winning and distinctive interior finishes to successfully realize their vision.

Involved in a broad range of design and education initiatives for professionals and students, Jackson is an Affiliate Member of AIA and an AIA Continuing Education Passport Provider, and has lectured nationwide on the advancements and trends in materials with accredited courses.

Jackson also served as an IIDA NY (International Interior Design Association) Board Member and Co-Chair of the Hospitality Forum for 14 years, and is the 2016 recipient of their Spirit Award for dedication to the chapter and the design industry.

She is a VP Emeritus of PAVE (Planning and Visual Education Partnership) and created the Rising Star Award, to recognize the achievements of young professionals under 40 within the retail space. Over the past decade, Jackson is a recipient of two PAVE Passion and Dedication Awards and is still a dedicated sponsor of the event.

“By definition distinction is a form of excellence that sets someone apart from others. Distinction is accomplishments that stand out, and that is Nancy Jackson,” says Linda Lombardi, VP, Global Store Design and Visual Merchandising, Godiva Chocolatier. “She approaches each project, challenge and relationship with zest and unlimited energy.

“I cannot think of another woman participating in Shop who is more deserving of the award. Nancy is ‘the’ woman of distinction.”

Shop! winners also included Christiana Howard-Ritchie of Artisan Complete - and Vonda Howell of Trion.

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