InFluential Magazine Hires Jr. Beauty Editor, Veronica Hageman

Austin, TX – March 15, 2017 - President William Jackson of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC and Chief Business Officer of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential announced today that Veronica Hageman has been named Jr. Beauty Editor to provide direct assistance to Kelli Ponce, Beauty & Fashion Editor for InFluential Magazine and Teen InFluential.

Hageman is a Beauty Consultant and certified Makeup Artist who hails from the Fashion District of Dallas, Texas. With a passion for fashion and all things beauty, she aims to service her clientele with the latest and greatest product trends and techniques on the market today. A graduate of the CMC Makeup School, she specializes in Editorial and Special Events Makeup Artistry. Her brand knowledge and expertise keep her on the cutting edge of the Beauty Industry. With her warm personality and intuition, she brings joy and beauty to every client she meets.

“Veronica’s industry expertise ensures she is well qualified to assist in supporting our goal to bring to our expansive readership, relevant and trending topics related to beauty.  Under Kelli’s and Veronica’s guidance, our Beauty department is positioned for and will work tirelessly to achieve, greater InFluential brand awareness and accomplishments.” said Jackson.”

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InFluential Magazine Promotes James Nelson to Technology Editor

Austin, TX – July 19, 2016 - InFluential Magazine announced today that James Nelson has been named technology editor at InFluential Magazine.

“It is with great pleasure that we recognize James’ strong leadership and expertise,” said William Jackson, publisher of InFluential Magazine.” James continues to bring in-depth knowledge and experience to the table, collaborating with experts in the technology field to create innovative solutions for our technology infrastructure, partners, existing and new clients, and marketplace.”

In his expanded role, Nelson will lead the pursuit and design efforts of our sales & marketing and publishing infrastructures, as well as drive work to develop expertise, explore new technologies and advocate for strong design and graphics to improve InFluential Magazine’s capabilities.

Nelson has ten years of experience in call center management at a Fortune 100 hardware manufacturer. Nelson is a key problem-solver, comfortable with change, with the ability to figure out how technology works. His ability to multitask across systems and applications, analyze and resolve technical issues, and comfortably navigate a virtual work environment make him a valuable asset to InFluential Magazine.

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InFluential Magazine Hires West Coast Affiliate to Expand Media Brand

Austin, TX – March 18, 2016 – President William Jackson of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC and publisher of InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential announced today that Gloria Thornton has been selected as the magazine’s West Coast Affiliate.

Thornton brings a strong knowledge of sales and marketing and is primarily responsible for creating and maintaining, with a west coast focus, new campaigns, brand promotions and developing fresh editorial topics with the goal to continue the expansion of the InFluential Magazine brand.

“Gloria’s industry expertise and extensive portfolio of media and entertainment affiliations, ensures she is well qualified to assist in expanding our brand on the west coast,” said Jackson.


InFluential Magazine Introduces New Features and Editors

Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential bring relevant, engaging perspectives to expanded audience

Austin, TX – July 7, 2015 – William T. Jackson, President of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC & Publisher and Chief Creative Director of InFluential Magazine, recently announced the addition of two new features. Aimed at reaching an expanded readership, Spanish InFluential and Teen InFluential will be introduced starting with July / August 2015 issue of InFluential Magazine.

Spanish InFluential will be presided over by Leonardo D’Almagro, in addition to his role as InFluential Magazine fashion editor. “We want to bring to our readers who prefer to read in Spanish, editorials which would not only be of interest, but would be published in Spanish,” Jackson said.

Nicole Glenn has been named editor of Teen InFluential, a feature that will deliver trending editorials of interest to teens written by their peers. Glenn, an 18-year-old college student, is a recent Brentwood Christian School graduate and is currently pursuing Visual Communications degree at Texas A&M University – Commerce.

“We are thrilled to someone as talented and versatile as Nicole to guide the editorial direction of Teen InFluential,” Jackson said. “Besides being a college student, Nicole has been working as a professional model for three years, and won the Top Austin Model competition in 2013. Her appeal and keen insight will bring a breath of fresh air, from a young person’s perspective, to InFluential Magazine.”


InFluential Magazine Names Interim Editor-in-Chief

Aaron Powell, Jr. brings journalism and communications leadership experience to Austin publication

Austin, TX – April 30, 2015 – William T. Jackson, President of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC & Publisher and Chief Creative Director of InFluential Magazine recently named Aaron Powell, Jr. as the interim editor-in-chief of InFluential Magazine, succeeding Laura Suarez, who is leaving InFluential Magazine after serving as editor-in-chief since 2013.

“Aaron is a talented editor with tremendous energy and experience, and his editorial background will strengthen the InFluential Magazine with our readers,” said Jackson. “We are thrilled to have Aaron as part of our InFluential family and are excited to have him maintain the high standard of excellence for which we have come to be known.”

“Being editor-in-chief of InFluential Magazine is an enormous privilege and responsibility,” Powell said. “I am extremely humbled to be trusted with the responsibility of heading such a prominent publication. Laura is a remarkable editor, and I am honored to succeed her as editor-in-chief. I am excited about all the possibilities as I assume my new role.”

Powell, of Columbus, Ohio, currently serves as Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, a non-profit organization focused on connecting corporate purchasing and procurement departments with minority business enterprises. Powell began his editorial career in 2001 at the Dayton Daily News, where he served as a Web Editorial Assistant, Copy Editor, and Public Affairs reporter. Powell holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Communications from the University of Dayton. Accepted to the prestigious Ohio Legislative Service Commission Fellowship Program after college, he spent six years utilizing his journalism background in a variety of posts in state public service, including Legislative Fellow with the Ohio Senate, Director of Communications in the Ohio Senate and Chief of Communications for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

A committee will convene to begin a search for long-term leadership for InFluential Magazine this summer.


InFluential Magazine‘s Fashion Editor Nominated for a Rising Star Award

Austin, TX — April 18, 2014InFluential Magazine announced today that their fashion editor, Leonardo D’Almagro has been nominated for a Rising Star Award presented by Austin Fashion Week. The Rising Star Award is awarded to individuals who are recognized for their outstanding achievements in their career and are deemed breakthrough or emerging talent. Rising Stars are noted for helping to drive the Austin fashion industry ahead.

D’Almagro is one of ten finalists for the Rising Star Award who were nominated on Austin Fashion Week’s website. Four winners will be announced and presented Rising Star Awards during Austin Fashion Week 2014 at the Austin Fashion Awards on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Austin Music Hall. The winners will be determined through review and rankings of their formal applications done by past winners of the Rising Star Award.

D’Almagro has become a notable leader in the fashion industry. He has an expansive portfolio in modeling, teaching proper catwalk techniques, personal branding, and fashion marketing. He obtained degrees in advertising and marketing and has background working at marketing departments of international organizations, D’Almagro uses his expertise to provide consulting to fashion professionals. Aside from working at InFluential Magazine, D’Almagro also has experience as the fashion director of IFashion, Inc., a cast member of Super Latin Fashion Squad, a fashion stylist for Acceso Totali‘s host Adriana Lopez and as an active member of Fashion Group International.

“We’re so thrilled Leonardo has been nominated as a Rising Star finalist in the 2014 Austin Fashion Awards.  We have the privilege of working with Leonardo, and we can see the passion he has for the fashion industry,” said Marcia Nelson, InFluential Magazine‘s creative director. “What we respect about Leonardo is his willingness to give back to the community which can be seen when he speaks with the students at Austin ISD and at the Art Institute. He is an inspiration to all.  Leonardo, we thrilled to congratulate you on the nomination.”


InFluential Magazine Nominated for Capital of Texas Award  

Austin, TX – April 7, 2014 – President William Jackson of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC and founder & publisher of InFluential Magazine announced today that the magazine is nominated for a Capital of Texas Award.

“At the Capital of Texas Awards, we will recognize high-achieving small businesses and organizations in the Greater Austin area,” said Vicky H. Sepulveda, Director of Investor Relations and Special Events for the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. InFluential Magazine is pleased to be recognized as leaders within the community and the communication & media industries.

Winners are determined by the general public.  As such, you’re invited to demonstrate your support of the nomination by voting for InFluential Magazine in the Univision Media Award category of the official voting page found at

Please note, there is only one vote for person. Voting ends on April 18 so please make sure to take a moment to vote today and share with your friends, family and colleagues.

“We’re thrilled to be nominated for the Capital of Texas Award as it demonstrates our commitment to and support of the outstanding communities within the greater Austin area where we are recognized. Congratulations to all of the nominees and it’s an honor to be nominated with such a prestigious group of colleagues,” said Jackson.

To learn more about the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Capital of Texas Award visit


InFluential Magazine Hires Communications Coordinator to Engage with Readers  

Austin, TX — March 3, 2014 – President William Jackson of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC and publisher of InFluential Magazine announced today that Chloe Scheller has been selected as the magazine’s Communications Coordinator. 

Scheller obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in public relations from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. She has provided public relations and marketing assistance to a broad range of companies and individuals including a non-profit, a designer and a local restaurant.  Scheller’s experience with branding, audience analysis, social media and blogging will help to engage with InFluential Magazine’s readers and continue to provide them with interesting and valuable content.

“Chloe brings strong knowledge of marketing and public relations strategies, making her more than qualified to assist with managing the competitive challenges of our environment. Her experience in various marketing and PR roles complemented by focused secular education, gives her the unique ability to support our expansion goals to reach the best outcome,” said Jackson.


Leonardo D’Almagro Named as InFluential Magazines New Fashion Editor

Austin, TX – December 4, 2012 – Leonardo D’Almagro has been appointed fashion editor of InFluential, William Jackson, President of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC and Publisher of InFluential announced today.

Mr. D’Almagro is a Venezuelan-born fashion stylist who strutted into the fashion world as a model whose talent led him to teach proper catwalk techniques, personal branding, and fashion marketing strategies. After earning degrees in advertising and marketing, Leonardo gained experience working in the marketing departments of several international companies.  His fashion and marketing backgrounds afford him the knowledge and expertise to provide comprehensive consultation services to fashion professionals.  Leonardo’s other credits include being Fashion Director of IFashion, Inc., a member of Fashion Group International, Inc., a cast Member of Super Latin Fashion Squad,  and fashion stylist of Adriana Lopez, the host for Acceso Totali.

Leonardo looks forward to his new role with InFluential.  “My experience and close attachment to the industry keep me ‘in the know’ of the latest fashion trends and edgy styles which complement the busy daily lifestyles of our readers.  Style is a way of life, and it will be thrilling to keep our readers on the cutting edge, influential.” says Leonardo.

Editor-in-Chief Laura Suarez says, “Leonardo is a fabulous addition to our InFluential family.  His background in the fashion world and education and experience in the marketing world will meld well to keep our magazine and our readers on trend.  It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to explore the realm of journalism with him as a collaborator.”


InFluential Magazine Appoints Ms. Laura Ferguson as Editor-in-Chief

Austin, TX – June 6, 2012 – Laura Ferguson has been appointed editor-in-chief of InFluential Magazine, William Jackson, President of W. Jackson & Associates, LLC and Publisher of InFluential Magazine announced today.

Ms. Ferguson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s of Liberal Arts in Humanities and English with a focus in creative writing. She started her journalistic career as Copy Editor of The Eagle a student newspaper. Also, she has acted as Copy Editor of The Concordia Literary Journal.

In response to her appointment, Laura expressed her enthusiasm over the new role: “I am honored to be appointed editor-in-chief of InFluential. I am thrilled to be part of a publication that is accessible and relevant to so many people. My goal is to keep InFluential an informative and modern journalistic enterprise.” says Laura.

InFluential Magazine is proud to have a distinguished journalist like Laura Ferguson take the lead of InFluential Magazine.” said Marcia Nelson, Creative Director. “The response we have had to the launch of this magazine from the greater Austin community and beyond has been extremely positive” continued James Nelson, Editorial Assistant. “We have received numerous expressions of interest in working with the magazine.”