Jake Jones is Executive Director of the Daimler External Affairs & Public Policy operations for North America. In this position, he leads a team of government affairs professionals representing the interests of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Trucks, and Financial Services in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Jones currently serves on the Executive Committees for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Organization of International Investment, Federal City Council, and Washington Performing Arts Society. He is also on the Board of the German-American Business Council.
With Andrea Campbell and Lori Hansen, Jones is serving as co-chair of NASI’s 26th annual policy conference, “Strengthening the Web of Financial and Retirement Security for Today's Working Americans” on January 29 – 30, 2014.
“Jake Jones is a dynamic young leader who understands the importance of social insurance to employers like Daimler and translates it to a private sector perspective with unusual clarity,” said Pamela Larson, Executive Vice President of NASI.
Prior to becoming head of the Daimler office, Jones was the Director of Congressional Affairs for DaimlerChrysler and responsible for coordinating overall legislative strategy, directly leading coverage on tax and benefit-related issues as well as managing the Federal Political Action Committee. Immediately prior to joining DaimlerChrysler, he was the lead trade and immigration legislative representative for the AFL-CIO. His professional experiences also include tenures as Senior Legislative Assistant to former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, senior legislative analyst at the CMS Office of Legislation and Policy, and budget analyst at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Jones holds a Masters' Degree from the Heinz School of Public Policy Management at Carnegie-Mellon University, is a member of the Economic Club, Carlton Club, former Board Member of Bright Beginnings Inc., and immediate past Chair of the Palisades Community Church Council. He has been a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance since 2003.
Jones is married with two daughters.