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Anna Jones

Anna Jones is an executive consultant with the Sable Consulting Group, a management consulting firm in Villanova, Pennsylvania. She is also an award- winning, first-time documentary filmmaker. Following a corporate management career at International Business Machines, she immersed herself in art studies at North Carolina Central University and Duke University, including the Center for Documentary Studies. Her new interests took her to Cuba, New Zealand, and Ghana, where she studied and participated in arts tours.

She returned to her hometown, Northampton County, NC to audio tape a few anecdotes about her parents. This venture culminated with her producing and narrating a full length documentary film, Chairman Jones--An Improbable Leader—the incredible story of her father, James Henry Jones, a self-educated farmer who emerged as a trailblazer during the 1969 school desegregation crisis in Northampton. His visionary leadership helped transform the educational landscape for everyone and had a marked effect on racial progress in the State.

Anna owns and manages the family cotton and peanut farm in Northampton County where she was raised. In Durham, NC where she resides, she is a member of The Southern Documentary Fund, Durham Arts Council, Duke Chapel Advisory Board, Durham Rotary Club, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Business from North Carolina Central University and has studied further at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, the American Institute for Managing Diversity, Atlanta, GA and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her son, Khalil, resides in Washington, DC