Yolanda Cash Jackson
B.S. Public Relations, 1980 J.D., 1990
Lobbyist and government law attorney. Led a state lobbying effort to place a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune, a civil rights leader, in the U.S. Capitol.
Hall of Fame 2023
Yolanda Cash Jackson is a lobbyist and shareholder with the Florida law firm Becker and Poliakoff. She is an experienced government law attorney who has established a strong reputation in the legal community for her leadership and commitment to civic, charitable and professional organizations. She leads the firm’s state government practice and has developed a proficiency in all aspects of state advocacy. Her achievements include leading a state lobbying effort to place a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune, a civil rights leader, in the U.S. Capitol; helping create the HBCU Pathway to Law Endowed Scholarship at UF’s Levin College of Law, which provides scholarships for at least five graduates of HBCU’s; co-founding the National Black Professional Lobbyists Association; and chairing the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. Jackson has recently been featured in Florida Trend’s Florida 500, recognizing Florida’s most influential business leaders, and in 2022 was named the magazine’s Floridian of the Year. She has received the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Whitney M. Young Award, and this year was honored by UF as its first recipient of the Gator Nation LeaDErshIp (DEI) Award.