Top 100 Women of Impact: Annemarie Dillard Jazic

Annemarie Dillard Jazic

Vice President of E-commerce, Dillard’s

About me: I am the vice president of e-commerce and digital marketing at Dillard’s, leading the digital business for the company. I have held board positions for startup companies, including Sapho (acquired by Citrix), Venku and Bleav, and am also an active angel investor. I was recently appointed to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and am a past committee member for former Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s Economic Recovery Task Force during the COVID-19 crisis.

With a long history of philanthropic involvement, I have served on the boards of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Arkansas State Fair and Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as chaired headlining events for UAMS, Baptist Hospital, Big Brothers Big Sisters and CARE for Animals.

Lives/Works in: Little Rock

Best Career Advice: “Business without integrity is not good business and will not be successful in the long run.” Advice from my grandfather, William T. Dillard.

Lesson Learned the Hard Way: Seeing our executives lead our company fearlessly through the darkest of times of the COVID-19 crisis and ultimately coming out a much stronger company showed me how critical unwavering determination and pragmatic leadership are to the long-term success and stability of a corporation.

Proudest Moment of Impact: Being able to represent the business community in advising our governor and state leaders as part of the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force and witnessing Arkansas’ relatively rapid return to a more normalized economy that was ahead of many other states and followed with record low unemployment rates.

What Keeps Me Motivated: Knowing that I am building upon the legacy of my grandfather’s and father’s generations, and setting an example for my children as they did for me.

A Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Initiative

Related Articles