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Doreen Frankson

Doreen Frankson made history in 2003 when she assumed office as the first female President of the JMA. Low interest rate schemes, the implementation of the procurement policy to allow “set asides” for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), and the removal of the 2% Customs User Fee were some of the initiatives she fought for during her four-year tenure. Her greatest achievement was the successful renewal of the “Buy Jamaican…Build Jamaica” Campaign. After an eight-year hiatus, the JMA/JEA Expo was staged in 2004 and road shows were held islandwide to promote Brand Jamaica and garner support for locally manufactured products. She served until 2007.