Mary Jackson
CEO, Online Lenders Alliance

Mary Jackson is leading the growth of the Online Lenders Alliance (OLA) – the first and largest trade association representing the growing industry of fintech companies that harness technology to deliver safe, convenient, private and reliable credit options for consumers.

Ms. Jackson has over 25 years of experience in public policy and financial services, having served as SVP of Public Affairs for Cash America International and in various leadership positions as a board member of the Community Financial Services Association and the National Pawnbrokers Association. Prior to assuming the role of CEO of the Online Lenders Alliance, Mary served on the association’s board for 10 years.  Mary is also an accomplished executive and entrepreneur who founded the public affairs and business advisory firm, Jackson Vaughn Public Strategies.

As OLA’s leader, Ms. Jackson oversees a membership comprised of job creators, entrepreneurs, publicly-traded companies, fraud prevention experts, privacy protectors, lenders, alternative credit bureaus, and software developers.  She is also responsible for educating the public, media and policymakers about the benefits of access to regulated, safe, and fair credit to consumers and businesses through the innovations of online lending.