Ken Jackson, a Florence real estate broker, was presented the Order of the Palmetto Monday night during the annual meeting of the South Carolina Association of Realtors at the Embassy Suites in Myrtle Beach.
Jackson has been president of the S.C. Association of Realtors for the last year. He is a broker with Re/Max Realty and owner of Horizon Properties of Florence and KD Properties.
Francis Marion University President Fred Carter made the presentation on behalf of Gov. Mark Sanford. Carter is on sabbatical from FMU to serve as the governor’s chief of staff.
Jackson also chairs the Florence County Municipal Planning Commission and is vice chairman of the FMU Board of Trustees. He also served as co-chairman of Sanford’s Quality of Life Task Force.
Jackson is a graduate of FMU, earning a business degree in 1984. He holds several real estate certifications and is a member of the Re/Max 100% Club. He is past president of the Florence Board of Realtors and was named South Carolina’s Realtor of the Year in 1998.
He was named one of FMU’s 25 Outstanding Alumni in 1996, and served as president of FMU’s Alumni Association from 1992 to 1994. He also serves on the FMU Foundation Board, is a member of the Florence West Rotary Club and the Florence Chamber of Commerce.
He is an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Florence. He is married to the former Debra Owens, an attorney, and they have two children, Emily and Tyler.
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