Albert Beckford Jones

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Albert Beckford Jones
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Born 1958
Columbus, Ohio
Residence Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Chicago; University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM); Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow - Harvard University
Occupation Senior Advisor to the President and Board of Director of the U.S. Civilian Research & Development FoundationCRDF
Spouse(s) Married
Children One child
Website GoInternationally

Albert Beckford Jones (born 1958) is an American executive, entrepreneur, chief adviser for the U.S. CRDF,[1] and trustee/CEO to several international boards.


CRDF, the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation, is a non-profit authorized by the United States Congress to “promote peace and prosperity through international science collaboration.”[2] In 1995 the CRDF was established by the U.S. government agency The National Science Foundation.[3] Prior to CDRF Jones held executive positions in Fortune 500 companies Bank One, BP, Key Bank, Merrill Lynch[4] and GM. Jones is founder and Chairman Emeritus of TC International[5] and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow.

Education and distinctions[edit]

Jones received Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellowship awards from both Harvard and the University of Chicago.[6] He has two masters degrees, one from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee[7] and a second from the University of Chicago where Jones was President of the student body and keynote speaker for inauguration of chancellor.[8] Jones has also been a speaker for the Jeddah Economic Forum, a Middle East-based think tank with a roster of famous speakers.[9]


Jones is on several boards representing public interest including the Hampshire College Board of Trustees;[10] the National Council of International Programs USA Board of Trustees [11] and Chairman of the Board for National Public Policy International Affairs Board of Trustees [12]


  1. ^ Civilian Research & Development Foundation profiles
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  3. ^ NSF Grant Winners- New York Times
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  7. ^ UWM distinguished Alumni
  8. ^ Keynote address for Inauguration of Chancellor at UWM on YouTube
  9. ^ Famous JEC
  10. ^ Hampshire College Officers
  11. ^ team
  12. ^ Chairman Jones