Jackie L. Newman - Chief Executive Officer
Jackie L. Newman has served as Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority since June 2005. Jackie started with the
organization in 1985 through the Springfield Urban League’s On-The-Job Training Program as a Clerk Typist on a temporary
appointment. Jackie has since held positions as Human Resources Manager, Director of Section 8, Deputy Director, and now
She also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Peoria Housing Authority since April 2018.
Jackie obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Management, Master of Arts in Public Administration and currently is finalizing her
Dissertation for her Doctoral Degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Jackie takes part in a number of groups addressing poverty and homelessness. She serves as President of the Illinois National Association
of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, 1st Vice President of the Illinois Association of Housing Authorities; Chair of the Community
Investment Advisory Council for the Chicago Federal Home Loan Bank; Board member, Housing Action Illinois and other Boards advocating for
affordable housing. Jackie was named a “Woman of Influence” as sponsored by Security Bank and the Springfield Business Journal and “Woman
of Excellence” as sponsored by the YWCA.