Meet Jackie Ducci
Jackie Ducci is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate for the human-animal bond.
Jackie is the Founder of The Human-Animal Alliance, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to 1) bringing people and animals together, 2) keeping people and their animals together, and 3) creating change in the world which advances the human-animal bond. H-AA’s mission is to transform lives nationwide through the power and value of the human-animal bond. In the organization’s first four months in existence, it contributed $50,000 in grants to keep animals out of shelters and united with their owners.
Jackie has always shared a deep and meaningful connection with animals. Horses, in particular, have played a central role in her happiness, health, and personal development since early childhood. An accomplished dressage rider, Jackie is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist competing actively at the FEI level. She is also a loving “dog mom” with a special affinity for the brachycephalic breeds. Jackie’s belief in the profound power of animals to impact human lives for the better ultimately inspired her to leave a long and fruitful career in the Recruiting Industry to found The Human-Animal Alliance.
Prior to 2022, Jackie was the CEO of Ducci & Associates, a talent acquisition agency with an astounding 90 percent success rate placing candidates in long-term positions. Under Jackie’s leadership, the company built and serviced a client list which included Fortune 500 companies and household names nationwide. Jackie’s 17-year tenure in recruiting consistently earned her the respect and trust of employers and job seekers, as well as the media. Frequently sought after for her expertise on hiring and getting hired, Jackie was a regular guest on local and national television, radio, and podcast shows. She was also often asked for comment in various magazine, newspaper, and online pieces. Inspired to expand her impact even further, in 2018 Jackie published her first book, Almost Hired, which quickly became an Amazon Bestseller. The popularity of the book also led to the creation of the Almost Hired podcast, which ran for two seasons.
Jackie obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Catholic University of America in 2005. She is a proud resident of Wellington, FL, where she lives with Ralphie & Sadie (her bulldogs) and Westley & Tommy (her horses).