EE Alumna Recipient of National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) Joyce Johnson Award
Georgia Tech alumna, Linda Joyce Jordan, is this year’s recipient of the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) Joyce Johnson Award. The Joyce Johnson Award was created by NASP as a tribute to co-founder Joyce Johnson whose mission was to make a difference for minority and women professionals in the securities industry. Jordan received the award on June 14, 2016.
Jordan has been a financial services executive for more than twenty-five years. As a member of NASP, she has helped the organization promote opportunities for women and minorities in the securities field. Jordan has served on NASP’s Board of Directors since 2003 and currently serves as secretary to the Board.
Jordan received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1985 and her master's in electrical engineering in 1986 from Georgia Tech. She also earned a bachelor's degree from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Jordan most recently served as managing director with Mesirow Financial, an independent financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. For ten years, she managed the Atlanta office and was successful in developing the firm’s institutional relationships and improving its marketing and investment capabilities. She was instrumental in helping to grow Mesirow’s $92.4 billion in assets under management to date.
U.S. Representative, Sanford Bishop, 12th Congressional District, offered his congratulations to Linda Jordan in this video message.
She served the City of Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority for more than twelve years. She also was the Chair of the Government Relations Committee of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Black MBA Association and the Chair of the Corporate Advisory committee for the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). In addition, Jordan served as President of the Board of Directors for the YWCA of Greater Atlanta. She is an active member of the Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Jordan was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni at Georgia Tech in 2006, making her the first African-American female to receive this distinction.