Tony Jackson

Daryll “Tony” Jackson is the President of Panther Graphics.  Panther Graphics provides complete capability for long and short runs of printed products of every description, access to graphic art and creative services, fulfillment and inventory management.  Panther Graphics is located at 465, Central Ave. Rochester, New York. Under his leadership, Panther Graphics has been named to the Inc. Magazine Inner City 100 list of the one hundred fastest growing companies in America’s inner cities 2001 and 2008 – 2010. Panther Graphics is the only Rochester, New York, minority-owned company to ever be named to the list.

Jackson began his printing career with his first job as a pressman at age 14, and was honored with the prestigious Craftsman Printing Week Award while still a student at Rochester’s Edison Tech. After attending Hobart College, Jackson continued to build his career in printing.  He worked for many years on the trade side of the business, ultimately moving on to administration.

In 1993, Jackson founded Panther Graphics.  Panther’s track record is impressive; posting sales increases ranging from 20% to more than 100% annually since its inception.

Jackson maintains a strong commitment to not-for-profits, especially those serving children.  He is the former chair of the Youth Council of the Rochester/Monroe County Workforce Investment Board, is a sponsor of the annual Hillside Golf Tournament, the Urban League of Rochester’s Black Scholars Program and served as an honorary chair of the Urban League of Rochester’s Golf Tournament.  He currently sits on the Program Advisory board of Baden Street Settlement and is a former member of the Board of Directors of Hillside Children’s Center.  He participates in the Boy Scouts of America’s Career Awareness program, averaging six presentations a year in area schools.

Jackson is the recipient of the Urban League of Rochester’s Outstanding Business Person Award, ABVI’s Community Partnership Award, Baden Street Settlement’s Outstanding Service Award and the Omega Psi Phi Community Service Award, and has been recognized as an Adult Achiever by the YMCA Minority Achievers Program.

A native of Rochester, New York, Jackson currently resides with his wife and three children in Webster, New York.