Degree: Bachelor of Science in Journalism
School: University of Florida
Degree: Associate in Arts
School: St. Petersburg Junior College
PHR (Professional in Human Resources)
SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional)
Patty Jones has a professional background in Human Resources and Communications, and a personal background as the daughter of a career U.S. Naval officer. She is the former Chief HR Officer at St. Petersburg College (SPC) and believes employees are an organization’s strongest asset.
During her 20 years at SPC, other roles included leading the Public Relations/Marketing Office and executing presidential initiatives. Before SPC, Patty was a staff writer for the St. Petersburg Times. She is a former member of the CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) Board of Directors. In addition, she is: a former chair of the statewide Human Resources Council (for community and state colleges); an alumnus of Leadership St. Pete (2010); and a former school board member for Northside Christian School (2004-05).
A Pinellas County resident since 1970, she enjoys reading, playing piano and refurbishing/painting furniture.