Albert Beckford Jones
|Albert Beckford Jones|
|Residence||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|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 Foundation – CRDF|
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.” In 1995 the CRDF was established by the U.S. government agency The National Science Foundation. Prior to CDRF Jones held executive positions in Fortune 500 companies Bank One, BP, Key Bank, Merrill Lynch and GM. Jones is founder and Chairman Emeritus of TC International and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow.
Education and distinctions
Jones received Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellowship awards from both Harvard and the University of Chicago. He has two masters degrees, one from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and a second from the University of Chicago where Jones was President of the student body and keynote speaker for inauguration of chancellor. Jones has also been a speaker for the Jeddah Economic Forum, a Middle East-based think tank with a roster of famous speakers.
Jones is on several boards representing public interest including the Hampshire College Board of Trustees; the National Council of International Programs USA Board of Trustees  and Chairman of the Board for National Public Policy International Affairs Board of Trustees