Nona C. Jones
Chief External Affairs Officer, PACE Center for Girls, Inc.
Nona C. Jones is Chief External Affairs Officer for PACE Center for Girls, Inc., leading federal and state government affairs, brand strategy, resource and board development, and national expansion. Prior to PACE, Nona served as Public Affairs Director for Gainesville Regional Utilities and received the 2014 American Public Power Association’s Robert F. Roundtree Rising Star Award as national peer recognition of her leadership on public power policy issues while under the age of 35. She is Secretary of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association Board of Directors and a member of the Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force. She is a graduate of Leadership Florida and the Presidential Leadership Scholars, a national initiative of President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. She is a University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus and President of the Gainesville (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. She has been profiled by ESSENCE Magazine and Florida Trend Magazine.