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*Jackson, TN – June 17, 2024* – Habitat for Humanity of Jackson, TN, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Renee M. Jones as its new Chief Executive Officer. Jones brings a wealth of experience and a profound commitment to community development and empowerment to her new role. She previously served five years as the Director of Organizational Development & Communications at the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson.

Renee M. Jones’s career is distinguished by her dedication to fostering organizational growth and community engagement. At the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson, she was pivotal in enhancing communication strategies and organizational frameworks, significantly contributing to the club’s outreach and effectiveness.

Raised in historic East Jackson, Jones is deeply rooted in the community she now serves. Her academic credentials are equally impressive. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration from Union University. She is currently a Doctor of Education candidate at Brenau University in Georgia. Her educational journey underscores her commitment to lifelong learning and leadership development.

Jones’s professional path includes 16 years at Union University, where she served in notable positions such as Director of the Hundley Center for Academic Enrichment and Associate Director of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career. Her leadership philosophy, deeply embedded in her Christian faith, emphasizes servant leadership and visionary thinking. Jones is celebrated as a motivational speaker, community leader, and advocate for the individual’s development and empowerment.

Her accolades include being named a Sterling Award Winner: Top 20 Most Influential Women in West TN, the Woman of Excellence Award from the Tri-State Defender in Memphis, and the prestigious GM Savage Legacy Award from Union University. Additionally, she was honored with the Diamond Award and served as the graduation speaker for the Leadership Jackson Class of 2023. These honors reflect her unwavering commitment to excellence and community service.

Jones’s ethical leadership and innovative approach have earned her a reputation as a disciplined, determined trailblazer. She is known for her ability to transform organizations and for being a visionary thinker who consistently adds value to every program she engages with. Her extensive experience in higher education and non-profit leadership positions her uniquely to lead Habitat for Humanity Jackson, TN, into a new era of growth and impact.

“We are thrilled to welcome Renee M. Jones to Habitat for Humanity,” said Board Chair Lauren Kirk on behalf of the board of directors. “Her vision, dedication, and proven track record of successful leadership make her the ideal choice to lead our organization forward. We are particularly excited to have a native of Jackson who is deeply connected to our community and understands the significance of quality, affordable housing for the success of our community.”

Jones is not only a professional leader but also a devoted family woman. She is celebrating 25 years of marriage to Pastor Paul T. Jones Sr. of New Vision Church. They are proud parents to two sons, Paul “P.J.” Jr. and Ethan.

Jones commented on her new role: “I am honored to join Habitat for Humanity Jackson, TN, and look forward to working with our dedicated team and volunteers to continue building homes, communities, and hope. Together, we will strive to make a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve.”

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