Chris Jones, Memphis Action Strategist 

Chris comes to ioby after a career as an employment lawyer with a Fortune 500 retail company. Now, he leverages the leadership development, team building, management, and conflict resolution skills that he learned in that role to develop community leaders and improve Memphis’ neighborhoods.
 
He has long been committed to community work and social justice. As a law student, he authored an article on slave reparations, which was selected for publication in the University of Memphis Law Review. While practicing law, he served as the board chair of the Veritas College Preparatory Charter School, managed a grass-roots congressional campaign, and served as a board member for Urban Art—a local nonprofit committed to improving Memphis through vibrant public art projects.
 
He remains connected to the legal community through various bar association activities and is a songwriter/guitarist/indie artist in the Memphis music scene.
 
Chris holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Talladega College and a J.D. from the University of Memphis.

Chris [at] ioby [dot] org