Robert D. Jones
As a social scientist, Rob's landmark applied research within business organizations has provided the academic and scholarly basis for a unique and innovative approach to Diversity & Inclusion consulting. A focus on key behavioral metrics and methods is designed to systematize and embed sustainable diversity & inclusion behavior and learning through the strategic management of relationships, both intra‐organizational and interpersonal.
He is the creator of InclusionWorks, a unique and innovative approach to Diversity & Inclusion through management systems. In a career as diverse as any, Rob has enjoyed lengthy and distinguished service to the energy industry in three F‐500 companies, held management positions in Marketing, Sales, Community Relations, State and Federal External/Public Affairs, and Economic Development. Rob served as instructor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (IMDI), where he taught information systems and business information management.
Rob obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Resources Management with (Research Honors) from Geneva College. He attended University of Phoenix where he received another (BSBA) for Business Information Systems. Later he went on to obtain a MAP MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.
Rob’s extensive community involvement includes Allegheny Regional Asset District Board (Mayoral Appointee); Chairman, Local Government Academy (Board); Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (Board); Robert Morris University School of Finance and Economics (Advisory Board); Westmoreland Cultural Trust (Board); Foundation Board and Founding Member of the African American Chamber of Commerce, among many others.
Teaching, coaching and consulting for over a quarter century, Rob has developed breakthrough concepts that have been introduced in organizations like University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research and a wide range of mid‐size businesses and nonprofit organizations through Executive Coaching.