Jill Ackerman Jones

Jill Ackerman Jones

Inducted: 2017

BS in Accounting, 1987

Jill Ackerman Jones is Executive Vice President - President of North America, CCSA and IMEA Regions & Global Travel Retail at Brown-Forman Corporation in Louisville, Ky. Brown-Forman is one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies. Its brands, including Jack Daniel’s Family of Brands, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Herradura, El Jimador and Sonoma-Cutrer wines, among others, are sold in more than 160 countries around the world. 

Since joining the company in 2000, Jones has progressed rapidly through a series of increasingly responsible roles, including several key financial and strategic business planning positions. Prior to her current position, she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Production Officer.

Jones earned her BS in accounting from the University of Kentucky, where she played Division I volleyball on scholarship, and was named a GTE Academic All-American and team captain. She earned her MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Click here for Ms. Jones' video from the 2017 Hall of Fame event.