Strategy. Story. Engagement.






For more than 18 years, Jackie Barton has worked in and with service-minded organizations to steward and leverage the places and stories they love. Jackie’s professional background includes employment and consulting in the public, private and nonprofit sectors:

  • Planning, engaging communities, and completing historic preservation, heritage tourism, and heritage- and tourism-based economic development projects for public and nonprofit clients as a planning consultant

  • Initiating and growing partnerships; planning and executing visitor experience and audience outreach projects; and serving in a leadership capacity at a statewide history organization that included a museum and historic site network, a historic preservation office, and outreach programming

  • Serving as staff to a County Executive

  • Operating a place-based nonprofit

Jackie lives in the Central Ohio region with her family and finds joy in discovering what others love about their places and stories.





American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting Program Chair 2019

Commissioner, Historic Resources Commission, City of Columbus, 2018-2021

American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting Program Committee, 2018 & 2014 & 2012

Columbus Business First 40 Under 40, 2014

Columbus Learning City Collaborative, 2010-2013

Executive Secretary, Board of Trustees, Ohio Local History Alliance, 2009-2014

Planning Committee Member, ServeOhio Annual Conference on Service and Volunteerism, 2012

Board Member/Secretary, Preservation Action, 2005-2009