Maze Jackson is currently President of Compass Public Affairs, LLC and a lobbyist with The Roosevelt Group.
Prior to starting Compass Public Affairs, LLC, Maze Jackson spent the previous 15 years as Founder/President/CEO of Universal MazJac Enterprises, Inc. a full service urban advertising, marketing, and promotions agency. Maze’s specialty was creating urban marketing initiatives that focused on translating urban trends into sales opportunities for their corporate and governmental clients, including Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Disney, and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Over the past 10 years, in addition to running his own agency, Maze has also
become a noted campaign “fixer” and political strategist, working on some of the most challenging campaigns, from local to statewide races. Recognized as one of the sharpest young political minds in Illinois, Maze has a penchant for winning campaigns perceived to be “difficult” or “challenging,” clearly identifying the path to victory, developing the strategy, and executing the tactics needed to ensure victory.
Most recently, Maze served as Statewide Field Director for Illinois Governor Pat
Quinn, and was widely recognized as one of the key components to victory.
Maze also spent 5 years in corporate America serving as the Director of Urban Marketing for Montgomery, Zukerman, and Davis where he oversaw the marketing budget of the Coca-Cola Bottling Companies of Chicago, Wisconsin, and Indiana. While with MZD, Maze was credited with developing marketing initiatives that generated $60 million in incremental sales, and was featured in Advertising Age for his pioneering accomplishments in the field of urban marketing.
Maze grew up in “The Brook” (as Bolingbrook is affectionately known,) a suburb of Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently resides in Chicago. Maze counts cooking, Fantasy Football, and photography as his hobbies.
Maze is the proud father of two, Milan (daughter) and Mazonne II (son).