Jones joins United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

NASW News Social Work Spotlight

Richard L. Jones, former president and chairman of NASW Assurance Services Inc., has joined the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago as senior vice president of community investment.


He is charged with the leadership, planning, execution and measurement of United Way’s strategic investment in the community called “Live United 2020.” The community impact plan focuses on investing in the building blocks to self-sufficiency — education, income and health — in more than 40 communities of greatest need.

Most recently, Jones was administrator of Employment and Family Services and the Child Support Enforcement Agency for Cuyahoga County in Ohio.

“Richard is an incredibly well-respected and recognized leader in the health and human services community, both locally and nationally,” said Wendy DuBoe, president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, in a statement. “I have had the privilege to work with Richard during his tenure at Metropolitan Family Services and believe that he is absolutely the right leader to help us achieve our plan with all of United Way’s many partners.”

During his 13-year tenure as president and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago, the organization’s staff delivered more than $390 million in programs and services to more than 600,000 people. Jones completed his MSSA and Ph.D. at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

From the January 2013 NASW News.

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