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DRG director Ann Jackson is Chairman of Rockler Companies, Inc. The company, a supplier of woodworking hardware, supplies and tools, operates retail stores, a catalog under the name of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, and websites, including rockler.com. Rockler.com is the most trafficked website in the woodworking industry, and is consistently ranked as one of the top 500 Internet retailers. In addition, she publishes one of the top two national consumer woodworking magazines, Woodworker's Journal.
Jackson’s dedication and hard work for over 40 years has fueled the company’s retail growth. Under her stewardship, she has expanded the catalog’s mailing to several million, opened 31 retail stores across the U.S. and steadily increased the Woodworker’s Journal total paid circulation.
Jackson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and is currently working on a master’s degree in design at the same institution.