Midwestern Board Member Since: June 2015
Building on a background as a public servant, financial services professional, and educator, Tishaura O. Jones was sworn in as Treasurer of St. Louis on January 1, 2013. She is the first woman to hold the office in the history of St. Louis.Treasurer Jones is the chief investment and cash management officer of the city. The Treasurer also oversees and manages the city’s parking division. As Treasurer, Tishaura increased transparency in city government, modernized the parking division, saved the city hundreds of thousands of dollars through streamlining treasury operations, and has embarked on an ambitious agenda to improve the overall financial health of city residents by opening the Financial Dignity Center in City Hall, offering free financial literacy classes and counseling.
Tishaura enjoys an active volunteer career as a member of the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She also sits on the boards of Wyman and People’s Community Action Corporation.
Born in St. Louis, Ms. Jones has a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health, a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hampton University, and is a graduate of the Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Prior to being elected Treasurer, Jones was employed as Vice-President of Municipal Finance for Blaylock Robert Van and was an adjunct faculty member at the Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University.
Tishaura is the proud mother of Aden.