Jake Jones

Board Position: Chair Emeritus

Executive Director, External Affairs & Public Policy | Daimler


Jake Jones is Executive Director of the Daimler External Affairs & Public Policy operations for North America. He leads a team of government affairs professionals representing the interests of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Trucks, and Daimler Financial Services in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Mr. Jones currently serves on the Executive Committees for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Federal City Council and the Boards for the Organization for International Investment, German-American Business Council and the Washington Performing Arts Society. Prior to becoming head of the Daimler office, Mr. 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, Mr. Jones 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. Mr. Jones holds a Masters' Degree from the Heinz School of Public Policy Management at Carnegie-Mellon University, is a Member of the Economic Club and National Academy for Social Insurance, former Board Member of Bright Beginnings Inc., and currently Chair of the Council for the Palisades Community Church.

Mr. Jones is married (Veronica) with two daughters (Savannah, Delaney).