Jackie Harris has spent the past 30 years providing convention planning, event management, festival/music production, program development, coordination, and road management services to a variety of clients in the United States and abroad.
Harris began pursuing creative opportunities in the areas of culture, tourism, music, entertainment and the arts after leaving a profession in the oil industry.

She spent nearly 10 years at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, as Assistant Fair Director and Night Concerts Producer. She then led the City of New Orleans Music and Entertainment Commission for eight years marked by tremendous success in re-positioning New Orleans as an entertainment Mecca and marketing its rich cultural legacy as the “Birthplace of Jazz.” Harris led the charge that resulted in the first airport in the United States to be named for a jazz artist – Louis Armstrong International Airport. She also created and serves as executive director of the twenty-seven-year-old, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp that has provided jazz music education to more than 2000 young music students and presently serves as Executive Director to the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation(New York). Having spent the last decade producing festivals, developing and marketing domestic and cultural programs, and working with local and national musicians all over the world, Harris is dedicated to perpetuating, preserving and exposing the world to the art form that was created in her home town – New Orleans.