Local minority business owner recognized as ‘Board Hero’ for her work on MBWA of Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Jaclyn Tacoronte, a Staten Island minority businesswoman, has been recognized by Crain’s New York for her work to drive diversity initiatives within an organization.

The distinction qualifies her as a finalist in Crain’s New York Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards, to be announced on July 15.

Tacoronte is a founding member of the Minority Women in Business Association of Staten Island, has been named in the ‘Board Heroes’ category by Crain’s, an honor bestowed on individuals who serve on boards and use their position to expand inclusivity.

A New Brighton resident with her husband, Joe, and their two young children, Tacoronte is President and CEO of JMT Media, a marketing and public relations firm on Staten Island, perhaps best known for spearheading the PR efforts for the inaugural New York City Winter Lantern Festival and Winter Wonderland Staten Island Festival at Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

In 2017, JMT…

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