Jones Named Among ‘Most Powerful Women’
Denise Jones has again been listed among the area’s most respected businesswomen.
Jones, The Resource Center’s chief executive officer, is ranked No. 22 on Buffalo Business First magazine’s 2020 list of the 150 most powerful women in Western New York. This marks the sixth straight year Jones has been ranked in the top 50 on the annual list of the most powerful businesswomen in the eight-county region. It also marks the second time this year she has been recognized by Business First: in February, the magazine ranked Jones No. 74 on its list of the 250 most influential people in Western New York.
The Power 150 Women list was compiled by Business First’s reporters and editors. Jones was the highest-ranked Chautauqua County businesswoman on the list.
TRC officials were pleased she again has been recognized by Business First.
“The board of directors congratulates Denise on her recognition by Business First as one of the 150 Most Powerful Women in Western New York,” said Patricia Perlee, board president.
“Denise has led TRC through the tumultuous time of COVID-19 in a calm and thoughtful manner while understanding the needs of staff, clients, residents, and families. This distinction by Business First is well earned. TRC is very fortunate to have Denise serve as our executive director.”
Jones has been with The Resource Center since 1990. She served as TRC’s associate executive director and chief operating officer for eight years before being named executive director and CEO in 2015.
The Resource Center operates three business lines. TRC’s core mission is to support people with disabilities and their families. 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 local businesses and the federal government at manufacturing facilities in Jamestown and Dunkirk. To learn more, call 483-2344 or visit www.resourcecenter.org.