Roberts T. Jones
Roberts T. Jones, President of Education & Workforce Policy, LLC, is a nationally recognized expert in the workforce development field. Mr. Jones has more than 30 years of organizational management and public policy experience in the training and education field. As a lifelong advocate for investing in people, he is widely credited with helping place workforce development at the forefront of the nation's public policy agenda.
Formerly President and CEO of the National Alliance of Business, Mr. Jones served both Presidents Reagan and Bush as Assistant Secretary of Labor, responsible for federal workforce development and training policy addressing the significant changes in work and the workplace. Prior to joining the Alliance, Mr. Jones was Vice President of RJR Nabisco, Inc. Mr. Jones played a key role in the Hudson Institute's landmark research project and report, Workforce 2000: Work and Workers for the 21st Century, and was responsible for the Department of Labor's SCANS Commission, which for the first time spelled out the skills necessary for success in the workplace.
He was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Executive Award, the highest honor given to a private citizen by the federal government, in 1986. Mr. Jones received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, and performed graduate work in public administration at the American University in Washington, DC.