Who We Are
President & CEO
Gregory Jones is President and CEO of The Jones Group, one of the Southeast’s premier strategic consulting firms. With over 25 years of leadership experience in government affairs, business development, and political advocacy, Gregory and his team have served top business and political professionals locally, nationally, and internationally.
Gregory previously served as the top governmental affairs leader for the Alabama State Employees Association, a member-driven organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the needs and concerns of Alabama’s 30,000 state employees.
Gregory is a founding member and President/CEO of the National Black Professional Lobbyists Association (NBPLA). He is an active member of The American League of Lobbyists, the Corporate Roundtable of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, and the American Council of Association Executives. Gregory is also a graduate of Leadership Montgomery Class XXVII.
Deborah is known as a trustworthy advocate who has mastered the legislative process, the rules under which both houses of the Alabama Legislature operate, and the personalities who control the flow of legislation. She has established a proven record of bringing to a successful conclusion countless issues on behalf of clients in the legislative, procurement, and regulatory arenas. Notably, The Prompt Pay Act for Subcontractors is cited in the Code of Alabama as the “Deborah Kay Miller Act” in recognition by the Alabama Legislature of her tireless work in construction law for the state of Alabama.
Jeff brings extensive business and political experience to the firm. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Corporate Finance. He successfully served as CEO for seventeen years for Anniston Steel and Plumbing with divisions including Miller’s Office Furniture, Miller’s Supply, Miller’s Designer Showroom, and Surplus World of Alabama.
VP of Government Affairs
Lori Lindsey is vice president of Government Affairs. She is a seasoned lobbyist,
fundraiser, campaign consultant and crisis communications professional. She joins the
team following an 18-year run as a consultant with Matrix.
VP of Government Affairs
Neal Morrison is vice president of Government Affairs. He is a former member of the Alabama House of Representatives, served as commissioner of the Department of Senior Services under Gov. Robert Bentley and is the former chairman of the Certificate of Need Review Board.
Susan Kennedy is of counsel and has more than 25 years of direct legislative experience and is former general counsel for the Alabama Department of Revenue. She concentrates in the areas of taxation, budgets, education, and economic development.
JamesAaron L. Pierre Jr.
Government Affairs Manager
JamesAaron L. Pierre Jr. is government affairs manager. He brings extensive experience in leadership advocacy roles in both the public and private sector.
Camalyn S. Turner
Camalyn Turner is an attorney and an educator with over 16 years of experience in organizational development and advocacy for underrepresented students. As the former Special Assistant to the Superintendent at Atlanta Public Schools and, most recently, as the Executive Director of School Support, she spearheaded protocols and data systems that reduced the number of behavior incidents and firearms in targeted schools by more than 50%. She also facilitated partnerships with the City of Atlanta and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice to support student success. Previously, as an Instructional Coordinator for Birmingham City Schools, she partnered with the City of Birmingham to launch The Birmingham Promise. She is passionate about restorative justice and served as Assistant Chair for the Teen Court of Jefferson County, Alabama. She holds a J.D. from the Birmingham School of Law, an M.Ed in Instructional Leadership from The University of West Alabama, and an M.Ed. and B.S. in Secondary Education from Alabama A&M University.