Head of Creative Industries
Sheoyki Jones is a native from Columbus, MS. She attended the University of Mississippi, where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Paralegal Studies. After obtaining her degree, Ms. Jones began working in the legal field. Simultaneously, Sheoyki launched her first entrepreneurial venture as a Talent Manager, where she managed the career of an aspiring model turned international model and a singer/songwriter. Ms. Jones landed her model talent jobs in New York Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, HBO Bessie, national and international campaigns, and International Milan Fashion Week. For her singer/ songwriter she managed the development of her first EP, secured performance and songwriting opportunities, and built artist brand. In 2015, Sheoyki joined Invest Atlanta and fell in love with the mission and role that economic development agencies plays in the local communities.
In 2017, Ms. Jones saw the opportunity to combine her entertainment, economic development and legal experience in Invest Atlanta. She took the initiative to activate the Film and Entertainment target cluster for the company, in which there was little activity. In a few months, she created a new program, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment, the $ 1.25M Creative Industries Loan Fund. The fund mission was to invest in local content creators in film, music and digital entertainment. In addition to her efforts, she focuses on educating the local creative talent and companies on the City’s resources available to support their investment. Ms. Jones’ priority is to identify and create opportunities to invest, retain and grow the local creatives within the City of Atlanta. Her tenacity in this role landed her a newly created position to the company as the head of Creative Industries.
Outside of work, she serves as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the International Economic Development Council, Global Shapers Atlanta, board member of the Atlanta International Night Market, honorary member of World Affairs Council of Atlanta and Marketing Committee of the Atlanta Business League. Ms. Jones finds great joy in paying it forward, as she serves as a mentor to non-profit organizations, The Young Elite, Paroled 2 Pride, and Usher’s New Look. She has been recognized by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, as an Influencer in the City of Atlanta, Rolling Out Magazine as a Sister with Superpower, and The20ATL as Influencer of the Year. Ms. Jones is dedicated to using her platform to uplift the community that she serves and ensuring that economic development is inclusive and equitable for all industries within the City of Atlanta.