Thomas W. Jones
Thomas Wade Jones (born 1949) is senior partner of TWJ Capital LLC. Previously he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc.'s Global Investment Management from 1999 to 2004. He joined Travelers Group as vice chairman in 1997 and served as chairman and chief executive officer of Smith Barney Asset Management until October 1998. Prior to joining Travelers Group, Jones served as vice chairman of TIAA-CREF, the largest pension system in the United States, from 1995 to 1997, president and chief operating officer from 1993 to 1997, and chief financial officer from 1989 to 1993. From 1982 to 1989 Jones served as senior vice president and treasurer of the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Jones has been a director of Altria Group since 2002, trustee of The Economic Club of New York, and trustee emeritus of Cornell University. Past board positions include vice chairman of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Freddie Mac, Travelers Group, Pepsi Bottling Group, Eastern Enterprises, Thomas & Betts Corporation, and Investment Company Institute.
As a student at Cornell University, Jones participated in a 36-hour armed occupation of Willard Straight Hall by African-American students on April 19, 1969. The occupation came to a peaceful resolution. The Africana Studies curriculum was later established at Cornell University. He was also selected for membership in Cornell's Quill and Dagger society, and later earned an MBA from Boston University.
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