Local Entrepreneur Joins The Port’s Board Of Directors
For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Cincinnati, OH, October 13, 2021 – The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (The Port) announced today that Angelita Moreno-Jones has joined the organization’s board. Ms. Moreno-Jones is the president and Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Personnel Services, Inc., a staffing firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of temporary, contract, and professional personnel.
Moreno-Jones was appointed to a four-year volunteer term by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.
“As a County Commissioner, appointing a strong and diverse bench of board members to help guide our larger organizations is of the utmost importance,” said Commission President Stephanie Summerow Dumas. “Angelita is not only a leader in the community, she also has the business expertise to be a valuable addition to the Port.”
“Angelita is a businesswoman who has owned a business for 40 years in downtown Cincinnati,” said Alicia Reece, vice president of the Hamilton County Commission. “Her business acumen, ability to bridge gaps and her understanding of civic and community development will provide added depth and strength to The Port,” Reece added.
“Thank you to Angelita Moreno-Jones for stepping up to serve on the Port. She has an important depth of knowledge regarding community development given her role as a minority business owner and as an active member in our community,” said Commissioner Denise Driehaus. “She brings talents similar to Sister Sally Duffy, who just finished her term and was a tremendous asset to the Port.”
Ms. Moreno-Jones has received numerous accolades during her career, including Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, YWCA Career Woman of Achievement, and the Mayor’s Hometown Hero Award.
“We look forward to tapping into Angelita’s vast business experience and strategic wisdom,” said Laura Brunner, President and CEO of The Port. “As a minority business owner, Angelita will be instrumental in providing insights into our work in local neighborhoods and communities,” Brunner continued.
Ms. Moreno-Jones is replacing Sister Sally Duffy, whose board term was completed last month.
“Since 2018 when Sister Sally began her appointment to The Port’s board of directors, she has been a passionate supporter of our work, a tireless champion for those living in poverty, and has been a catalyst in pushing us into the affordable housing space,” Brunner said, adding, “We owe Sister Sally sincere thanks and gratitude for all of her contributions the past several years.”
The Port is governed by business and community leaders that comprise its Board of Directors. Board members are unpaid volunteers and are appointed in equal number by the Mayor of Cincinnati and by the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners.
About The Port:
The Port was formed in 2001 to stimulate growth of the regional economy. Partnering with the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, the Port works to redevelop manufacturing and residential communities to build the foundation of job creation and livable, viable communities where residents can experience economic prosperity. For additional information, please visit http://www.cincinnatiport.org.
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