Mr. Jones has presented speeches at World Leadership and International Economic Forums on subjects related to Economic Growth and International Competitiveness and Global Poverty, such as the Jeddah Economic Forum ( Albert Jones - Jeddah Economic Forum 2006—Part 1 and Albert Jones - Jeddah Economic Forum 2006—Part 2 ).
Mr. Jones serves as a member of several US and international boards. He is presently Chairman Emeritus of the (National) Public Policy International Affairs Board of Trustee (PPIA) based in Washington, DC- a consortium of (approximately 40) of America’s finest and most respectedGraduate Schools offering advanced degrees in public policy, public administration, international relations and related fields; PPIA purpose is to promote the inclusion and full participation of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout United States civic institutions serving domestic and international affairs.
Chicago Council on Global Affairs(Chicago Committee) President’s Advisory Circle-one of the largest independent non-profit international affairs organizations in the United States, 1989-2004; Hampshire College, 2007-2009; Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations, Cleveland Council on World Affairs Board of Trustees and honors for exemplary service as a trustee and for outstanding contribution toward increasing international understanding (1991-2000); (National) Council of International Programs (CIP USA)-an organization committed to promoting international understanding through professional development and cross-cultural exchange, 2000-present; China Roundtable Advisory Council 2004; Cleveland State University Foundation Board of Trustees 2000-2005; Lake Erie College Board of Trustees 2000- 2005; International House Alumni Member; Cleveland Council on World Affairs – Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations1990-2003; Club International; Cleveland Music School Settlement former Board Member 2000-2003; and several other boards and committees. Mr. Jones is a native of Columbus, Ohio.
He and his wife, a Professor of 19th Century American and British Literature, reside in Chicago, Illinois and have one daughter