Gregory Jones | President
Gregory is the Founder and President of The Jones Group, LLC, a consulting, lobbying, and public affairs firm, founded in 2005. Mr. Jones is a relevant leader who is universally respected in Alabama politics for his ability to deliver successful results for his clients before the legislative and executive branches of government.
Prior to founding The Jones Group, he served as an associate partner at a major political consulting and strategy firm where he increased the firm’s visibility and expanded its governmental relations department. He was the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Alabama State Employees Association, where he was the Chief Legislative Liaison between the State and the association’s 30,000+ members.
Mr. Jones is a member of the American League of Lobbyist, Corporate Roundtable of National Black Caucus of State Legislators, American Council of Association Executives, Montgomery County Industrial Development Board, Leadership Montgomery Class XXVII, member of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Club, and the Capital City Club Board of Governors.
A native of Meridian, Mississippi, Mr. Jones earned a degree in Business from Arkansas State University where he was a member of the football team.
Gregory and his wife Iyishia enjoy traveling, and spending time with their family.
Jada Shaffer | Government Affairs Director
Jada joined The Jones Group in January of 2017 as the Governmental Affairs Director. Jada, a leader in policy change, brings with her more than 15 years of experience in public policy change through lobbying, strategic campaign planning and management including developing and managing coalitions, development and mobilization of grassroots, strategic media advocacy and fund development. Jada has a proven track record in public policy change and is dedicated in helping our clients achieve their goals and to help them navigate the legislative, political and regulatory processes.
Prior to her joining The Jones Group, Jada served as the Campaign Manager and Lobbyist at VOICES for Alabama’s Children where she managed campaign strategies on VOICES legislative priorities and played a vital role in winning legislative policies. Jada also led campaign efforts to change public policy in local municipalities at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and American Lung Association. Jada served as the Membership Director at the Alabama State Employees Association.
Jada has served in leadership roles on the Alabama General Fund Coalition, the Alabama Obesity Task Force, End Child Hunger Task Force, Tobacco Free Alabama Coalition, the Wellness Coalition, Montgomery Obesity Task Force, Smokefree Montgomery Coalition, Alabama School Readiness Alliance and Early Child Care Nutrition Standards Task Force.
Jada has one son and resides in Montgomery. She enjoys advocating for children, traveling, and spending time with her family. Jada is a member of Centerpointe Church.