Maurice Jones

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Maurice Jones
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4th President and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Assumed office
September 2016
Preceded byMichael Rubinger
16th Virginia Secretary of Commerce
In office
January 27, 2014 – September 6, 2016
GovernorTerry McAuliffe
Preceded byJim Cheng
Succeeded byTodd Haymore
8th United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
In office
April 2012 – January 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byRon Sims
Succeeded byNani A. Coloretti
Personal details
Maurice Antonia Jones

(1964-09-14) September 14, 1964 (age 55)
Mecklenburg, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lisa Smith
ResidenceNorfolk, Virginia
Alma materHampden–Sydney College
Oxford University
University of Virginia

Maurice Antonia Jones (born September 14, 1964) is the president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a national community development financial institution.[1] Previously, he served as the Deputy Undersecretary of HUD in the Obama administration, and then as the Virginia Secretary of Commerce in the cabinet of Governor Terry McAuliffe.[2]

Jones was born in rural Mecklenburg County and grew up on his grandparents' tobacco farm near the town of Kenbridge.[3] He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Hampden–Sydney College before attending Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship and the University of Virginia School of Law.[4]


  1. ^ "LISC Leadership: Maurice A. Jones".
  2. ^ Wilson, Patrick (2016-06-16). "State Commerce Secretary Maurice Jones named CEO of non-profit LISC | Politics". Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  3. ^ "The Devastating effects of financial illiteracy". Yahoo Finance. 2018-04-24.
  4. ^ "Virginia Business Interviews Maurice Jones, Va Secretary of Commerce and Trade & Kenbridge native". 2014-10-03. Retrieved 2017-05-22.