Jenny E. Jones, M.A.
Vice President for Governmental Affairs
Jenny Jones serves the Texas A&M Health Science Center as Vice President for Governmental Affairs.
Since 1999, Ms. Jones has worked with the Texas Legislature to provide legislative strategy, grassroots development, political analysis, coalition building and public health initiatives in health care. Legislative director for the Texas Medical Association during the 78th session of the state legislature, she was on the negotiating team that secured passage of House Bill 4 – Texas’ groundbreaking medical liability reform bill.
After joining the Texas Dental Association in April 2004 as public affairs director, Ms. Jones helped insure passage of all the organization’s legislative priorities during the 2005 regular session and four special sessions while preserving a strong practice environment for Texas dentistry.
Ms. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, and a master’s degree in linguistics from Texas Tech University. Before moving to Austin in 1995, Jones completed doctoral coursework in linguistics and discourse studies at Texas A&M University.
Born in Atwater, California, at Castle Air Force Base, Ms. Jones was raised in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas. She is an accomplished equestrian and competed at the intercollegiate level and on the American Saddlebred Horse Association horse show circuit. A fourth-generation fiddle player, she is a founding member of the Young Family String Band.