John “Jackie” Robertson '78
B.S. Behavioral Science, B.S. Business Administration and Economics
John “Jackie” E. Robertson has spent years as a leader both on and off the field. As a gifted student athlete and member of the Westminster College football team, Jackie received the Scholar Athlete Award for his academic efforts and determination. His love of athletics continued and he has worked to share the determination and focus he received from sports with the community. During the 1990’s, Jackie worked with Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini to coordinate a Salt Lake City program of late night basketball aimed to mentor at-risk youth. He has also coached community softball teams and oversees adult basketball activities at the Calvary Baptist Church.
As a first generation college graduate, Jackie recognized the importance of utilizing the opportunities his education provided. Shortly after graduation, Jackie began working with PacificCorp/Utah Power and has steadily moved up in positions within the company for the past 30 years. Today, he is a Labor Relations Consultant and negotiates management policies with the company’s 3,000 unionized employees. Jackie is known as a great example to his fellow co-workers and has received numerous recognitions within the company for both his commitment to professionalism and community service, including the Spirit of Excellence Award in 2005.
In addition to his coaching work with the Calvary Baptist Church, Jackie serves as the church’s Chief Finance Officer. In 1996, he began a campaign to raise funds for a new church facility. In 2001, Jackie oversaw the construction of the $3.5 million church building and today he manages the church’s operational funds.
Jackie lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Shauna Graves-Robertson & has three daughters: Jacquenita, Jordan and Joei.