Stephanie Jones has devoted her career to bridging gaps that separate people, communities and philosophies. After more than 30 years as a policy expert, strategist, attorney, teacher, communicator and thought leader, Stephanie Jones not only understands why these gaps need to be bridged, she knows just how to do it.

Stephanie recently served in the Obama Administration as the Chief Opportunities Officer – the first in federal government – and Senior Counselor to Secretary Anthony Foxx at the U.S. Department of Transportation. She was previously the Department’s Deputy Chief of Staff

In this role, Stephanie advised Secretary Foxx on an array of issues and ensures that his “Ladders of Opportunities” initiative – a major priority for the Secretary and President Obama – were coordinated, advanced and implemented across all levels of DOT, with state and local transportation agencies, stakeholders and the public.