Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was chairman, president and CEO of the twenthieth largest private company in St. Louis, Mo. Currently, Mr. Jones' business operates barges on the Mississippi River delivering goods throughout the region.
Mr. Jones has served on various national and international transportation and grain boards, as well as corporate boards. He started the Save-a-Lot foodstores in southwest Florida and for over twenty years owned the NStyle Furniture & Design retail store in Sarasota.
Some of Mr. Jones' community volunteerism include service on the board of The Glenridge at Palmer Ranch; an elder at the Church of the Palms; foundation charter president and chapter president of the Rotary Club of Sarasota, Southside; and board service on the TPC Prestancia community in Sarasota. Mr. Jones has served on the Sarasota Military Academy board of directors faithfully for many years.
For over fifty years, Mr. Jones has been married to Ruth. Together they have two children, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.