PBS Chief Operating Officer joins Pitt-Greensburg Advisory Board

Michael D. Jones, Esq.Michael D. Jones, Esq., chief operating officer for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), recently was appointed to the Advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.

Members of the Pitt-Greensburg Advisory Board are leaders from business, government, and the non-profit sector. Selection to this board is heavily weighted to the local area, but the group also includes people from significant areas of expertise. This contributes to a broader diversity of opinion, impact, and geographical representation that further advances the University and its programs.

In January 2009, Jones joined the staff of PBS, a network of 356 member stations reaching more than 65 million people. He is charged with ensuring that all PBS services and activities are strategically aligned with the organization’s vision and mission and that resources are allocated effectively to meet financial objectives, system priorities, and marketplace challenges and opportunities.

Prior to joining PBS, he was senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities doing business in the United States.

During his 13 year tenure with FINRA, formerly known as the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), Jones was responsible for all day-to-day internal operations and business affairs. Mr. Jones, an attorney, also has served as deputy director/counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission and has worked for two U.S. Senators. He also served as the spokesperson and political advisor for Presidential candidate John Anderson, Congressman from Illinois.

During his career, Mr. Jones also served as a public affairs counselor with one of the nation’s largest public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller, and as national director of public relations for the March of Dimes national headquarters. He was also previously a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hayes & White, where he specialized in communications, corporate, and general litigation law.

Jones received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College, where he was selected as a Scholar of the College. He earned his juris doctor form Boston College School of Law. He is a member of the Bars of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Active in community affairs, Jones has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Boston College and the Board of Advisors of Boston College Law School. He also is a member of the board of Jumpstart and the President of the Alliance for Investor Education.

 

 

Publication Date

Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 2:27pm

Summary

Michael D. Jones, chief operating officer for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), recently was appointed to the Advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Members of the Pitt-Greensburg Advisory Board are leaders from business, government, and the non-profit sector. Selection to this board is heavily weighted to the local area, but the group also includes people from significant areas of expertise. This contributes to a broader diversity of opinion, impact, and geographical representation that further advances the University and its programs.