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Dr. Steven Jones

CEO & Founder

Nationally known as one of “America’s Top Experts on Leadership, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion”, JONES Founder and CEO, Dr. Steven Jones, has dedicated his career to understanding the leadership actions and equitable organizational systems that bring the best out of people, teams, and organizations.

Dr. Jones is driven by the belief we can accomplish more through actions and processes that inspire and empower, as opposed to actions that instill fear and oppress.

Born in the small town of St. Martinville, Louisiana, Dr. Jones saw entrepreneurship modeled every day by his parents who ran several small businesses. These lessons have fueled his leadership at JONES for the past 30+ years, where he has guided the growth of the firm from a team of two, himself and an executive assistant, to a global firm with an outstanding team that provides consulting, coaching, and training services to leaders, schools, universities, cities, and corporations around the world.

Dr. Jones has served as the past President of the San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce and is a LEAD San Diego Executive Committee Board member. Recently, he was recognized as one of the “Top 500 Most Influential Leaders in San Diego” for the past three years, along with achieving the distinction of “CEO of the Year” in the small business category by the San Diego Business Journal.

Dr. Jones is described as a visionary, transformational speaker, innovative executive, authentic leader who cares, and a genuine human being!