Jessica Blackerby is Vice President and Controller of Core Investments, Inc. She joined the company in 2006.
Jess, what did you do before Core?
Just prior to Core, I worked for the Marino Center for Progressive Health, in Cambridge. I was Controller there for about a year. Prior to that I worked for Modern Continental Enterprises, an investment and development company that did residential and commercial. Before Modern, I worked at Staples corporate headquarters in Framingham as an accountant.
What is your role at Core?
I manage the accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, cost reporting and payroll processes at Core Investments, Inc. I also assist with tax returns and cash management and support needs regarding financing.
Where did you go to school?
I went to Nichols college. I graduated with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.
And where did you grow up?
I grew up Burrillville, Rhode Island. It’s the farthest point from the ocean, in the northwest corner of the state, bordering Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Where do you live now?
I live in Holliston with my husband and 9-year-old twins.
What do you do to have fun or outside work?
I mostly spend time with my family. My kids are at a very active age. They’re involved in sports, and I’m usually a mom-taxi, driving them wherever they need to go.
What’s a favorite place of yours in Boston?
If I’m in Boston other than working, I’m probably going out to dinner in the North End. Or going to the TD Garden for a concert or sporting events of some sort. I’ve also brought the kids in to go to the Museum of Science and the Aquarium, which we really enjoy.