Lloyd Jackson

Education Co-chair

Jackson Gas Company
Chief Executive Officer
Hamlin

Lloyd G. Jackson

Lloyd G. Jackson of Hamlin, W.Va., is an attorney and businessman. He operates his family’s natural gas production business, an industry in which his family has made their livings for more than 100 years.

Lloyd was educated in the public schools of West Virginia and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from West Virginia University with a degree in political science. He attended the West Virginia University College of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review and from where he graduated Order of the Coif.

He served as Prosecuting Attorney of Lincoln County, W.Va., for six years and as a state senator for 12 years, where he chaired the Judiciary and Education Committees. During his legislative service, Lloyd is best known for his writing of the PROMISE Scholarship legislation and the Comprehensive Early Childhood Legislation.

Lloyd currently serves as a trustee of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the largest charitable foundation serving West Virginia. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of West Virginia Wesleyan College, vice-chairman of the NAEP Business Policy Task Force, trustee of the College Board, director of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association and president of Energize West Virginia. He also serves as a director of the Marshall University Research Corp., the Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation, Kids Count West Virginia, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences and The College Summit West Virginia.

Lloyd is a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Hamlin, where he resides with his wife, Trina, and their two sons, L.G., a third-year student at the West Virginia University College of Law, and Ryan, a graduate student studying computer science at M.I.T.