Donna Jackson Receives okPORK Distinguished Service Award

(OKLAHOMA CITY – August 2, 2019) On August 2, 2019, okPORK will honor Donna Jackson with their Distinguished Service Award during the 60th annual Oklahoma Pork Congress.

For more than 18 years, Jackson dedicated her time making okPORK what it is today. She served as the office manager at okPORK from 1999 to 2017 where she handled billing, accounts receivable, human resources, and many other activities related to keeping the okPORK office running smoothly. 

“When okPORK approached me and said I needed to find an assistant, I did not have to think long about who I wanted,” Roy Lee Lindsey, okPORK executive director said. “I called one person and that was Ms. Donna.”  

Jackson came into the okPORK office knowing little about the pork industry, but quickly became accustomed to serving and representing pig farmers across the state.

“Donna was the glue that held everyone together at the office,” Nikki Snider, okPORK director of marketing and communications, said. “She was the steady force that kept everyone going and connected in the Oklahoma swine industry.” 

Jackson created life-long relationships with pig farmers and the staff at okPORK and is still included in the many events they host every year.

“She was the first person you would see when you walked into the office and I still hear producers today talk about how they miss hearing her voice answering the phone,” Snider said. “One of the greatest benefits to working at okPORK was my relationship with Ms. Donna both as a co-worker and a friend.”

okPORK is honored to present Donna Jackson with the 2019 Distinguished Service Award thanks to her love and passion for the swine industry and the people who helped make it one of the best.

“Over the 18 years I was at okPORK I have put my all into the job, working to make the Oklahoma swine industry stand out.” Jackson said. “Receiving this award was totally unexpected and I was surprised and honored at the same time.”