Jennifer J. Parker: BCN Editor
Known as an innovative and strategic entrepreneurial leader, Jennifer is energized by making things happen and making a difference. She is the owner of Jackson Parker Communications LLC, a NYS certified MWBE
public relations firm that offers integrated marketing solutions, public relations, event planning and management, and community outreach. In addition, she is the founder of the Black Capital Network LLC., a small business consulting company that provides services to support minority business development. Under Ms. Parker’s leadership, the Black Capital Network has hosted an annual Economic Empowerment Conference, networking events and a business speaker series featuring national business leaders.
Energized by making things happen, Ms. Parker developed the Buffalo Book Fair and introduced BUFFALO CITY FORUM, a lunchtime speaker series, in collaboration with Leadership Buffalo and WNED 970 AM. In 2011, Ms. Parker was selected by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the WNY Regional Economic Council where she served as the Chair of the Tourism Workgroup. Ms. Parker is a board member of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and serves as the Chair of the Cultures of Giving Legacy Initiative; a philanthropy fund led by leaders of color. She also currently serves as a board member of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. Other community boards have included WNED Television, the Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau (past Chairperson), Leadership Buffalo, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Advisory Board for Canisius College Women’s Business Center.
Jennifer is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo Law School and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.