Sachi Koto and Dr. Ken Jackson
Have a Combined 60-Years of Professional Experience
Following more than 16-years as an anchor with CNN in Atlanta and 9-years at JCTV (Japan Cable Television Network) – CNN’s affiliate station in Tokyo, Japan – Sachi Koto launched a public relations and communications firm, Sachi Koto Communications, Inc. in July, 2005.
As a veteran of CNN, Koto served as a news anchor for CNN Headline News based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. During her tenure at CNN, Koto anchored for CNN Radio, CNN Airport Network, CNN International and CNN QuickCast. She also produced, wrote and anchored for Turner South, Turner Entertainment Group’s entertainment network dedicated to southern style programming.
Before joining CNN in Atlanta, Koto worked as an anchor for Tokyo’s JCTV (Japan Cable Television) – CNN’s affiliate station and for Nippon Hoso Kyoku (NHK) Radio, also in Tokyo. Previously, she was a reporter for WQXI radio station in Atlanta from 1974-1975 and for CNN affiliate WAGA-TV in Atlanta from 1975-1977.
Koto has received multiple honors and awards for her reporting, including the National Star of Asia 2002 Award. She also received the “Honorary Texan Award” by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the “Honorary Citizen Award” by Austin, Texas, Mayor Gus Garcia. She was awarded Honorary Member of the Japan America Society by Japanese Consul General George Hisaeda and was appointed as commissioner to the Asian-American Commission for a New Georgia by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.
Koto is a third-generation Japanese American, born and raised in Atlanta. Koto was the first Japanese on-air talent in the Southeast and the first Asian on-air talent in Atlanta.
A presidential scholar, Koto graduated summa cum laude from Reinhardt College with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She also earned a diploma in Japanese language and culture from the Gendai Japanese School in Tokyo.
Sachi Koto Communications, Inc.
2434 Waleska Highway 108
Jasper, GA 30143
Kenneth E. Jackson, PhD
Ken Jackson is a licensed Industrial/Organizational Psychologist specializing in the areas of individual, team and organizational assessment and development.
Jackson has conducted thousands of interviews and feedback sessions for the purposes of helping senior management recruit, select, promote, and develop manager talent and assess organizational needs. He frequently serves as coach to managers considered to be on a fast track as well as those experiencing obstacles to success. His work has led to the development of processes and programs for insight development, conflict resolution, stress management, team development and personal motivation. In addition, his background includes work in test development, validation, and interpretation and assessment center development and administration.
Jackson holds a Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and a Bachelors from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has received leadership training and management experience in the military, government, and private sectors. He is also a certified Birkman consultant and Founder of Jackson Leadership Strategies, LLC and Jackson, Wong & Associates. Over the past 30 years, he has served as a management consultant to numerous clients in a wide range of industries and has worked internally in production supervision and human resources management.
Jackson is a member of the American and Southeastern Psychological Associations, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Kenneth E. Jackson, PhD
Jackson Leadership Strategies, LLC