Jacklyn Ady, IDSA


Jacklyn Ady, IDSA, MBA
Product Manager, Escalade Sports
IDEA Jury Member 2021-22

Jacklyn Ady is Product Manager for the Billiards Division at Escalade Sports which includes American Heritage Billiards and Cue & Case. She analyzes product design trends to create and develop innovation and newness across the billiard category. She leads collaborative teams, designs and directs new product development while simultaneously managing product lines across the division.

Jacklyn Ady is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Evansville in the Master of Science in Leadership, Organizational Leadership, and ChangeLab programs. She is the Center for Innovation & Change Chief Innovation Coach and teaches Transforming Organizations into Innovation Culture and Social Entrepreneurship courses.

Jacklyn's education is a hybrid of design and business. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (NUCB). Outside of teaching and work, you can find Jacklyn wakesurfing, snowboarding, or cycling preferably mountainside.