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[PROFILE] In 25 Words or Less: LaNiece Jones (Organization Leader: Government)

LaNiece Jones
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In 25 Words or Less

Posted: March 10, 2016

ORGANIZATION LEADER | BLACK WOMEN ORGANIZED FOR POLITICAL ACTION (BWOPA)
THE BASICS
Name: LaNiece Jones
Age: 50s • Status: Single • Kids: No
Place of Birth: Oakland, CA • Raised: CA
Professional Background: Experienced PR / Media Affairs, Marketing & Campaign Consulting for Community Based Organizations, Political / Advocacy Committees, Elected Officials, Government, Higher Education Institutions and Social Enterprise entities.
What achievement or position are you most known for? Not sure.
Contact/Follow: WebsiteEmailFacebookTwitter
25 WORDS OR LESS: WORK
Job(s) held that is most unlike what I currently do now: As a teenager, I worked at Safeway as a courtesy clerk during a Xmas holiday season.
Field #1: Political Advocacy \ Leadership
Title: Volunteer Executive Director
Yrs of Experience: 48
Organization: Black Women Organized For Political Action (BWOPA) – Oakland
What it does and what I do: Organized advocacy/organizing membership body & leadership development empowering black women to engage in the political process: boards and commissions or running for elected office.
Current Big Project: Dezie Woods Jones Public Policy Fellowship Program and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson’s African American Making Connections 3.0 – April 23rd – Laney College (Plenary Sessions, Workshops, Networking, Free to community).
Staffing/Resource Needs: N/A
Field #2: PR/Marketing/Organizational Strategy / Consulting
Title: Managing Director
Yrs of Experience: 20
Company: lajones&associates – Oakland
What it does and what I do: In tandem with clients, conduct research and evaluation to create strategic plans in efforts to increase client awareness within their respective target market(s), design metrics to evaluate success and impact; and leverage relationships and resources to support and sustain the impact and social value of their work.
Current Big Project: Inauguration Celebration Festivities for Peralta Community College District Chancellor Dr. Jowel Laguerrem.
Staffing/Resource Needs: No staffing needs.
Additional Organizations/Affiliations: President, Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club
25 WORDS OR LESS: PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: N/A
Significant Mistake/Regret: N/A
Significant Accomplishment: N/A
Biggest Strength(s): Great relationships.
Biggest Weakness(es): Working on being more patient with myself.
Career Advice: Education matters in this competitive world.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Striking the perfect balancing time between personal, family and work.
Significant Accomplishment: Striking out on my own and developing a business program that sustains my lifestyle.
Life Advice: Don’t ever stop your personal development, learning and exploring new ways of doing things.
25 WORDS OR LESS: OFF THE TOP
Trait(s) most admired in others: Entrepreneurial spirited individuals, bold and audicious.
Some causes/organizations I support: Human trafficking, women leadership.
Hours of “personal” downtime/week: 10
Favorite activity(s) in my personal downtime: Walking, Hiking.
Some of my favorite local hangouts: The Star, Paradiso and Geoffrey’s.
Some of my favorite TV shows: Downton Abbey, Being Mary Jane and Power.
Favorite Vacation Spot(s): Anywhere in the Caribbean.
Place(s) I would like to visit: Africa
Favorite Pastime/Hobby(s): Mentoring
Favorite Book(s): Leadership books
Some of my most-admired people (excluding parents): The Obamas, Dewey Hughes, Don Reed and Dezie Woods Jones.
Something about me that may surprise you: I am an introvert.

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