Jane Veron is CEO and co-Founder of the Acceleration Project (TAP), a female-founded, female-led non-profit organization offering strategic and tactical guidance to underserved small businesses, particularly those owned by women and People of Color. TAP’s dual mission is to keep local economies vital and channel talent into the economy. The ultimate goal is to create economic equality in underserved communities and to harness talent for social impact.
Jane is mission-driven, seeking to mobilize women for economic impact and merges her business acumen with her management, coaching, public sector and nonprofit work. Prior to TAP, Jane spent her career in strategy and marketing, working at Bain & Company and American Express. Jane also has investor and board experience at Golden Seeds and as the CEO of EJA Industries, a holding company for middle market private equity investments.
Jane served as Mayor of Scarsdale, New York from March 2021 to March 2023. She has also held local civic leadership positions as Chair of the Planning Board and President of the League of Women Voters. She received the Mayor’s Award for Exceptional Leadership and the Daily Point of Light Award from the organization founded by President George H.W. Bush. Most recently, Jane was selected for inclusion in Crain’s list of Notables in Nonprofit and Philanthropy, and she received the 2021 Global Game Changer award from TalentNomics for “Walking the Talk.” In 2022, Jane was honored as Westchester Magazine’s 914Inc Top Women in Business for her public and nonprofit sector leadership. In April 2023, Jane was selected to receive the Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA) Distinguished Alum in the Latino Community Award for leading TAP's work with Latino business owners.
Jane currently serves on Harvard’s Women’s Leadership Board, Harvard Business School Alumni Board - Diversity on Boards, Nonprofit Westchester Board, and the Regional Plan Association Board. Jane earned a BA magna cum laude from Yale University and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.