Jackie Ankley is a proud military brat and spouse. Having lived in many places around the country and the world, she began her career outside Washington DC as a defense contractor working on arms control & counter-proliferation issues for US agencies and in the Pentagon. Jackie moved to Virginia Beach to get married in 1998. She began a career at Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate first as the office manager and then becoming a licensed sales person. She was a founding member of the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) chapter in Hampton Roads. She is a member of Lead Hampton Roads Class of 2005, and served as president of the Virginia Beach Forum in 2011-2012. In 2013, Jackie joined the staff at Star of the Sea School where her three children attend.