Jack W. Salisbury
Jack Salisbury’s career has been in the professional sales industry, and he credits his LSU business degree, paired with various psychology courses, with advancing his successful sales career. Starting at Colgate Palmolive Corporation as an account manager, he then moved to the Playtex Corporation, where he was employed for 25 years. Within 10 years, Salisbury was promoted to vice president of sales. His success at Playtex led to the position of vice president of marketing and managing director of Australasia based in Sydney, Australia. To earn the position, he aggressively engaged in upgrading the sales organization through college recruiting and training.
Jack Salisbury and his wife, Linda, are active alumni and are highly involved in supporting LSU. They have endowed undergraduate scholarships for the Colleges of Art and Design as well as the E. J. Ourso College of Business and serve as members of the college’s advisory councils. Linda Salisbury supports two undergraduate scholarships each year, while Jack Salisbury supports the annual Professional ale Institute (PSI) sales competition. Salisbury emphasizes the importance of communication and interpersonal skills in a successful sales career. He believes the (PSI) enables students to gain confidence and prepare for the demands of the workplace.
Salisbury contributes to various nonprofit organizations that hold a close personal interest to him. As an avid fisherman, he became a chairman of the organization of the Ocean Reef Conservation Association, which boasts over 400 members. He also is actively engaged in the Everglades Restoration organization, which focuses its efforts on marine-related issues as well as sponsoring scholarships for marine studies. The other nonprofit organizations he is involved with include the South Florida National Parks Trust - Florida Bay Board, the Ocean Reef Club Marine Advisory Board, the Ocean Reef Rod, the Gun Club Board, as well as serving as treasurer of the Harbor House Condominium Association.