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Denise Jones has again been recognized as one of the most influential people in Western New York.
Denise, The Resource Center’s Chief Executive Officer, is ranked No. 67 on Buffalo Business First’s “Power 250” list. The list reflects those who, in Business First’s opinion, are the 250 most influential people in the eight-county region. This is the seventh straight year Denise has been included on the Power 250 list since she became TRC’s Executive Director in 2015. She is the highest-ranked person who is based in Chautauqua County.
Business First’s 10th annual Power 250 list and rankings were determined from a consensus of the members of its newsroom.
“Factors we consider include length of time in an executive position, companies with sizeable employment and payrolls, and non-profits making an impact on community welfare,” said Donna Collins, Business First’s Editor-in-Chief. “The 2022 Power 250 showcases people who set the goals, communicated to all their factions and then led the charge for employees and clients to attain prosperity, security and success.”
Denidse, a certified public accountant, joined The Resource Center in 1990 as the agency’s first Internal Auditor. In 1997 she was named Finance Director, and she worked in that capacity until becoming Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Executive Director for Administrative Services in 2004. In 2008, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Associate Executive Director.
TRC officials were pleased Denise has again been recognized as one of the region’s premier business leaders.
“The Board of Directors congratulates Denise on her recognition in the Power 250 list of the most influential people in Western New York,” said Patricia Perlee, President. “Denise continues to lead TRC through challenging times, all while recognizing and understanding the needs of staff, clients, self-advocates, and families. This distinction by Buffalo Business First is well earned, and TRC is very fortunate to have Denise as our Executive Director.”
The Resource Center has been supporting people with disabilities and their families since 1958. The Resource Center also provides a variety of health-related services that can be utilized by anyone, regardless of whether they have a disability. TRC also performs subcontracting work for the federal government and local businesses at manufacturing facilities in Jamestown and Dunkirk. To learn more, phone 716-483-2344.