Darlene Jeter co-founded Jet-A-Way, Inc. in 1969 where she handled the financial and administrative aspects of the business for over 20 years. When her husband, Eddie Jeter, passed away in 1991, Ms. Jeter assumed the role of president and chief operating officer. In a struggling Boston market, she focused her company on a “back to basics” approach with an aggressive cost reduction and control program such that by 1996 the Boston Chamber of Commerce named the company as the Small Business of the Year. In addition, Ms. Jeter has testified on behalf of the waste industry before government entities on many occasions. She is a strong supporter of the Orchard Park children’s summer camp program.