ADMINISTRATION


Jackson Rockingster is President and CEO of HABNET Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and promote entrepreneurship in underserved immigrant communities. HABNET provides Business Education and Financial Literacy and a platform for member businesses to network and collaborate.  Mr. Rockingster is responsible for creating and implementing Entrepreneurial Programs, Job Readiness and Development Programs, Neighborhood Development Programs and other programs. Mr. Rockingster is also a Community Activist, a Financial Professional and an Educator. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Rockingster served as Chairman of HAAPA-PAC, the longest existing Haitian-American PAC in New York State. As a Financial Professional, Mr. Rockingster attained the Registered Representative Series 7 and 63 Licenses as a as well as the New York State Insurance Broker License, and presided over the LEEFT Investment Club. As an Educator Mr. Rockingster holds the professional designation of New York State School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS) and School District Administrator (SDA).

Mr. Rockingster’s academic background consists of a B.B.A. in Finance and Investments and a B.A. in History from Baruch College; as well as a triple graduate degree in History, Social Science Education, and Educational Administration from New York University.

Mr. Jackson Rockingster is an Adjunct Professor in the MPA program at Metropolitan College of New York in which he teaches Budget and Financial Management, as well as Human Resources Management.  Mr. Rockingster currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Flatbush-Nostrand Junction Business Improvement District; serves on the board of the Flatbush YMCA; serves on the board of BHRAGS; and is a co-founder of Little Haiti Bk.  Mr. Rockingster also serve as a County Committee Member of the 42nd Assembly District.

Osmarc Gaspard is the Treasurer for HABNET. Mr. Osmarc is a Financial Professional and has been an Enrolled Agent (EA) since 2007. This professional designation enables him to represent clients in cases involving the IRS. He studied accounting at Saint Thomas of Aquinas College and established his tax preparation and accounting service in 2008. He has been a valuable member of HABNET since 2006.