Prior to joining the Sun Devil Club, Jones was the Senior Associate AD of Development at the University of North Texas. He was instrumental in helping UNT complete its 30,850-seat football stadium, which is the first newly constructed college football stadium in the nation to be awarded a LEED Platinum Certification, the highest level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design status.
As the Assistant Athletics Director of Development and Major Gifts at the University of Louisville, Jones helped the athletic development unit reach new levels as support for athletic scholarships rose to 9,400 donors giving $11 million annually during his tenure. He was the Director of Major Gifts at Maryland from 2002-06 after starting his career in development at Georgia Tech.
At each stop, Jones has led campaigns that expanded or built completely new football stadiums and/or basketball arenas, including raising $65 million in support of Louisville athletics facilities in his four years with the Cardinals.
Jones, who earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and public relations in 2000 from Ohio University, was a three-year letterwinner and senior captain for the Bobcats football team.
Office phone: (480) 965-6972