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Greg Jones

Investment banker Greg Jones was born on July 1, 1957 in Orangeburg, South Carolina to Freddie Milton Jones and Nazry Davis Jones. He attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received his B.S. degree in accounting in 1979. He later received his M.A. degree in public administration from Carnegie Mellon University and his M.B.A. degree in finance as a Cigna Foundation Fellow from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1994, Jones was hired by JP Morgan in New York City to work as a division vice president. He left JP Morgan in 1997 when he was hired as the vice president of business development for the international joint venture partnership of Bechtel Construction and United Utilities. He served there until 2000, and subsequently joined the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies as director of business development. Pratt & Whitney was a subsidiary of United Technologies, primarily manufacturing aircraft and aerospace technologies. Jones directed strategy and value development and handled new investment evaluation and deal executions. He was promoted to division president and general manager of Pratt & Whitney Specialty Materials and Services in 2004, focusing on commercializing new technologies. From 2008 to 2001, Jones served as managing principal at the mergers and acquisitions advisory firm Corporate Development Group/Divesture Partners, where he specialized in strategy development and execution. In 2011, he joined Tyco Fire & Security as director of North American mergers and acquisition in Princeton, New Jersey. He left this role shortly after establishing his nonprofit, The Legacy Foundation of Hartford, Inc., in April of 2012. In April of 2017, Jones left Corporate Development Group/Divesture Partners and was appointed vice president of community health and engagement at Hartford Healthcare, working to build the bridge between healthcare and community members.

Jones serves as chairman of the board for The Legacy Foundation of Hartford, Inc. He has also served on the board of the Travelers Championship PGA Golf Tournament.

Jones and his wife, Lauren Allen-Jones, reside in Avon, Connecticut, and have one adult daughter, Erin Jones Geter.

Greg Jones was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on August 17, 2019.

Accession Number

A2019.093

Sex

Male

Interview Date

8/17/2019

Last Name

Jones

Maker Category
Marital Status

Married

Middle Name

M.

Schools

Morgan State University

Carnegie Mellon University

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

First Name

Gregory

Birth City, State, Country

Orangeburg

HM ID

JON46

Favorite Season

Summer

State

South Carolina

Favorite Vacation Destination

Martha's Vineyard

Favorite Quote

Passion

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

Connecticut

Birth Date

7/1/1957

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Hartford

Favorite Food

Kale, Chicken, and Oxtail

Short Description

Investment banker Greg Jones (1957- ) served in executive roles for JP Morgan, the partnership of Bechtel Construction and United Utilities, the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies, and Tyco Fire & Security before founding The Legacy Foundation of Hartford, Inc. and becoming vice president of community health and engagement at Hartford Healthcare.

Employment

JP Morgan

Bechtel Construction/ United Utilities

United Technologies

Tyco International, Inc.

Corporate Development Group/ Divestiture Partners

The Legacy Foundation of Hartford, Inc.

Hartford HealthCare

Favorite Color

Purple