Jake Jones

Executive Director, External Affairs & Public Policy, Daimler AG

Jake Jones is Executive Director of the Daimler External Affairs & Public Policy operations for North America. He leads a team of government affairs professionals representing the interests of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Trucks, and Financial Services in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Jones currently serves on the Executive Committees for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Organization for International Investment, Federal City Council, and Washington Performing Arts Society.

He is also on the Board of the German-American Business Council.

Prior to becoming head of the Daimler office, Jones was the Director of Congressional Affairs for DaimlerChrysler and responsible for coordinating overall legislative strategy, directly leading coverage on tax and benefit-related issues as well as managing the Federal Political Action Committee. Immediately prior to joining DaimlerChrysler, Jones was the lead trade and immigration legislative representative for the AFL-CIO. His professional experiences also include tenures as Senior Legislative Assistant to former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun, senior legislative analyst at the CMS Office of Legislation and Policy, and budget analyst at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Jones holds a Masters’ Degree from the Heinz School of Public Policy Management at Carnegie-Mellon University, is a Member of the Economic Club, National Academy for Social Insurance, Carlton Club, former Board Member of Bright Beginnings Inc., and immediate past Chair of the Palisades Community Church Council.

Mr. Jones is married (Veronica) with two daughters (Savannah, Delaney).