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Beverly Jones

Professional Fellow

Beverly Jones of Washington, D.C., consults on leadership matters and coaches executives and professionals to address strategic challenges, navigate transitions, and create more productive work lives. Her broad client base includes the Federal Reserve Board, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Academies of Sciences Institute of Medicine, as well as trade associations, universities, attorneys, media executives, wealth managers and other professionals.

Jones is an attorney who for 13 years led external affairs and policy matters for Consolidated Natural Gas Company, a Fortune 300 energy and utility company. In addition to her law degree and leadership coaching certificate from Georgetown University, Jones holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism and a master's degree in Business Administration from Ohio University, as well as a certificate on senior management in government from Harvard's Kennedy School. Jones began her legal career at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Before law school, she established the first Affirmative Action program at Ohio University.

Jones is the author of the 2015 Career Press best-seller, “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO: 50 Indispensable Tips to Help You Stay Afloat, Bounce Back, and Get Ahead at Work.” She is also host of the “Jazzed About Work” podcast, nationally distributed by NPR.