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Jacqueline Acho, Ph.D.
President, The Acho Group
Dr. Acho is President of The Acho Group, a strategy and leadership consulting firm.
Prior to founding The Acho Group in 2005, she was a Partner in the Midwest Complex of McKinsey & Company and part of the Growth Strategy and Sales and Marketing leadership groups. Dr. Acho has worked for industrial, scientific, academic, nonprofit, and economic development clients on a variety of issues, with particular focus on growth, strategy and commercial transformation for nearly 15 years. She received her MA and Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at MIT, Dr. Acho was awarded the Goodwin Medal for "conspicuously effective teaching by a graduate student." She also attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where she earned a bachelor's degree with distinction and highest honors in chemistry.
Dr. Acho was named one of the "Top 40 under 40" by Crain's Cleveland Business magazine, "one of the 500 most influential women in Northeast Ohio" by Northern Ohio Live magazine and is a founding member of In Counsel with Women. She currently serves on the boards of the National Inventors' Hall of Fame/Invent Now Kids and the Wright Center for Sensor Systems Engineering. She has served on the board of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland and the advisory boards for Industrial Transport, Inc., the Northeast Ohio Technology Council and the Generation Foundation of Cleveland.
Dr. Acho is the chair of the JumpStart Board's Strategy committee, and also sits on the Inclusion, Human Resources & Compensation, and Community Engagement committees.