President & Owner of Empire Force Events
A true NYC Event Production, Hospitality & Tourism professional, leader, insider & champion! Owner of NYC’s Longest Independent & Locally Owned Destination Management Company, bought after working at college. Top Honors: NYC & Company Board of Director; BizBash’s “Top 500 People in Events, Must-Know Event Pros, Most Influential Event Professionals & Influencers”; Lifetime Achievement Award – International Live Events Association (ILEA); Inaugural ‘Woman of The Year’ – ILEA NY; 4 Halls of Fame / Legends – Meeting Professionals International NY, BizBash, ILEA NY, Event Solutions; 3rd woman over 37 years & 81 honorees to win the Boy Scouts of America NY Hospitality Industry “Good Scout” Award; During pandemic – Live Events Coalition NY CoFounder; From Brooklyn, grew up on welfare, now lifelong respected industry icon & caregiver!
Why Jaclyn? Because Jaclyn is a legend in the event industry of New York City. Times have changed significantly in the past 28 years and her self-made success story is not only an inspiration but her hard work and perseverance over these years have helped pave the way for women like our Founder to be able to have the confidence to run their own company. She is a powerhouse and we are so proud to have her on our board!