Staff

Donald Jones

Associate Director

Donald Jones is Associate Director of the New Economy Initiative, responsible for helping the NEI team to build opportunities for entrepreneurs in the region, with special emphasis on equity and inclusion. Jones previously served as the director of resource development at the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA), a Community Action Agency located in Pontiac, Michigan, where he oversaw asset development programs including Individual Development Account (IDA), Earned Income Tax Credit tax preparation programs, financial education programs and a national experimental initiative to set up college savings accounts for Head Start children, SEED. Jones was president and chief operating officer of the OLHSA Community Development Corporation (CDC), Venture Inc., which builds and renovates homes, provides housing counseling and related support services and provides quality rental housing using Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC).He also served as a fundraiser for the Detroit Institute of Arts and the College for Creative Studies.