Jacquelyn Mayo was born in Kingstree, SC to sharecroppers and domestic workers. At an early age of 10, her family relocated to New Haven, Connecticut for better opportunities. Being the second oldest of thirteen, she quickly understood her role in the family to support emotional and financial stability. She learned early on that “Every problem is an opportunity, only you have to recognize it.”
As a teen mother her role expanded and she worked to secure her education and financial future graduating from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Art in Speech Communications in 1976. Several years later she pursued additional education in Labor and Employee Relations at University of New Haven and Cornell University. She received her Human Resource Certification from Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 1999.
Jacquelyn retired from AT&T with over 43 years of telecommunications experience as Assistant Vice President Human Resources for AT&T Business Marketing Advanced Business Solutions supporting worldwide initiatives. Her role at AT&T and Southern New England Telecommunications includes strategic roles in Compensation, Contract Negotiations, Marketing, Small Business Sales & Planning and Operations. Her role not only resided in the state of Connecticut but included assignments in Seattle, Washington and Dallas, Texas.
Jacquelyn has been an active member of Tau Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated for almost 20 years supporting all initiatives as they give service to all mankind.
Jacquelyn now resides in Tyrone Georgia to be near her family. She is the mother of four; late son Derreck, daughter-in-law Monique, daughter Markita, sons Jermaine and Justin. She is the grandmother of seven; Deziree, JaeLynn, Kevin, DeAntae, Litrell, Markus and Justin Jr.