Adam Jones -  Former Guest Speaker at the Leadership Institute

Adam R. Jones has achieved success at some of the most challenging jobs in politics. Since entering the political arena, Jones has become a respected political strategist across the nation. Having worked on local, state, and federal elections, Jones brings a keen understanding of obstacles facing campaigns at every level.

In 2008, Jones served as the Western States Director of Events and Surrogate Operations for the McCain for President Campaign. In this role, Jones advanced the national campaign strategy by planning and coordinating fundraising events, town hall meetings, rallies, and media opportunities for the candidates and top surrogate spokespeople.

In 2009, Jones was named Executive Director of the North Dakota Republican Party. During the 2010 cycle, Jones implemented strategies that led to the largest Republican legislative gains in North Dakota’s history while also providing the platform for the Republicans in North Dakota to capture the sole U.S. House of Representatives position along with the U.S. Senate seat - both held by Democrats for over 30 years.

In 2010, Jones joined RedRock Strategies, a national political consulting and public affairs firm.  At RedRock, Jones oversaw the firm's public affairs efforts working with a number of entities ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups.  He successfully developed communication strategies, rapid response plans and business development models that led to increased market share for his clients.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Romney for President Inc worked with Jones and his personal relationships with worldwide celebrities to bring national attention to the campaign. Jones is considered a key liaison between Hollywood’s stars and conservative political campaigns.

In 2013, Nevada Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki named Jones his Chief of Staff. In this capacity, Jones oversaw the day-to-day operations of the office along with providing counsel on important issues facing the state of Nevada. 

After Nevada’s 2013 Legislative Session, Jones was recruited to advise Dr. Monica Wehby’s campaign for the United States Senate in Oregon and Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell’s US Senate campaign in Alaska, two seats needed by Republicans to regain control of the Senate.

Jones left the political world in 2014 to join legendary actor John Ratzenberger to establish The Foundation for America, a non-profit dedicated restoring manufacturing and skilled labor jobs in America.

Coming from a family of educators, Jones enjoys volunteering as a teacher of political education to several organizations nationwide. During his free time, he enjoys reading, golfing, and spending time with his family.


Adam Jones