Teela Jackson has successfully partnered with organizations to identify, attract, engage and acquire key talent. She is Vice President of Talent Delivery with Talent Connections and leads the HR Search Practice.
Teela received the Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 Under 40 Award and is a member of the 10th class of honorees. Teela is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and volunteers with the Georgia SHRM State Council as a District Director. She has been an active volunteer leader in the largest city chapter in the country, SHRM-Atlanta for the past 10+ years where she currently serves in a Board Advisory capacity. Teela was the first African-American female President of SHRM-Atlanta in 2014. She has been awarded the SHRM-Atlanta Presidential Leadership Award and the SHRM-Georgia State Council Volunteer of the Year: Georgia Peach Award. She is the founder member of SHRM-Atlanta’s Young Professionals Community.
Teela is an active volunteer in the Atlanta community and has served as a Board Member for the Brian Jordan Foundation (retired MLB player), volunteered with the Crossroads Career Network, Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (ACSS), Habitat for Humanity and she gives time and clothing to foster children.
Teela is active across the key social media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Teela has been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and on WXIA-TV 11Alive News and she frequently speaks at professional association meetings and conferences locally and across the US.
Teela earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Management from Mercer University in Atlanta and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources from The University of Tennessee at Martin.
Teela is originally from Nashville, TN and has called the Atlanta area home since 2000.