Our JONES team is made up of highly skilled and passionate individuals who are mission driven to build cultures of inclusion around the world! We invite you to learn more about what makes our consultants so great.
Dr. Aisha Taylor is the Director of Products & Services and a Principal Consultant at JONES. She blends a comprehensive understanding of organizational psychology, cultural competence, spirituality, and psychometrics to help leaders and organizations strive for excellence.
She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Portland State University and has taught university courses on in her field. Dr. Taylor has published or presented her work on leadership, innovation, diversity & inclusion (D&I) in a variety of venues.
Over the last 17 years, Dr. Taylor has partnered with numerous organizations, providing consulting services for educational institutions, nonprofits, corporations, and government agencies. She has a proven track record of developing and leading diverse teams (including D&I Councils) with high levels of engagement and productivity.
In her on-going commitment to promoting LGBTQ+ and women’s leadership, Dr. Taylor led a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., working for women’s equality in the Catholic Church. In this position, she partnered with national and international coalition groups and served as an expert on women’s issues in church and society to major media outlets.
With expertise in psychometrics (psychological measurement), Dr. Taylor has developed numerous employee surveys and credentialing tests. She directed several large-scale credentialing programs, with clients including the New York City Department of Buildings and Carpenters International Certification Council.
Alvin Jones is the Brand Experience Manager at JONES. He brings over 25 years of leadership and business operations experience to the Firm. Alvin utilizes his background to ensure a high-quality engaging experience for all JONES team members, clients, and collaborators.
Alvin has served as General Manager for Walmart and several other big box retail organizations where he has led teams of 100-400 employees. In his role as General Manager and District trainer for Big Lots, Alvin moved to equipping store managers across multiple states with the leadership skills to understand the importance of putting their people first in order to meet and exceed the business goals within their stores.
He also serves as the Director of the JONES Equine-Assisted Leadership Development Program. In this role, Alvin combines his years of developing leaders with his 30 years of horsemanship to provide an innovative approach to leadership development. He transfers his understanding of what it takes to gain the respect and trust of horses over to helping leaders gain the skills to build that trust and safety with their teams.
Alvin is a graduate of Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He loves enjoying his grandkids and investing time with family.