Arthur Jackson is the former Vice President of General Administration for Costco Wholesale. In this role at Costco he served as Chairman of Costco’s Charitable Contribution Committee. His responsibilities include Governmental Affairs, Employee and Member Relations, Charitable Giving, Community Relations, Vendor Social Responsibility Compliance and the Supplier Diversity Program.
Prior to joining Costco in 2001, Art was Vice President of Labor and Employee Relations, Government and External Affairs for The Bon Marche in Seattle, now known as Macy’s, (a subsidiary of Federated Dept. Stores) and Assistant General Counsel of Federated Department Stores/Allied Stores in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Art earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education and later a Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University. He was in the private practice of Law in Dayton, Ohio and served as a Municipal Court Judge for eleven years. He was an adjunct Professor of Law for five years at the University Of Dayton College Of Law and served as a volunteer paramedic with the Box 21 Rescue Squad in Dayton, Ohio.
In addition to serving on the 501 Commons board, Art is on the board of director for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, the King County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Committees In Schools of Washington State. He was a member of the class for the first FBI Citizens Academy in Seattle Washington. Arthur and wife Sue are the parents of three children and reside in Bellevue, Washington.