Trish Jones

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Act 3 Ventures Inc.

Trish Jones’ career is indicative of her passion for driving change. Currently, Trish is an advisor, as both a strategy consultant and executive coach, to senior executives seeking to do their best work.  Prior to her current endeavors, Trish spent decades in Corporate America, first as a lawyer representing multinational corporations and later as a senior technology executive. From 2000-2012, senior executive positions Ms. Jones held at Turner Broadcasting System Inc. (now Warner Discovery) included: Chief Emerging Technologies Officer, SVP Strategic Audience Solutions and EVP and General Counsel Turner Broadcasting International, Inc.  Before Turner, Ms. Jones held business and legal positions within The Coca-Cola Company from 1996-2000 as Senior Technology Counsel and the Senior Director of Business Planning, Information Services. Prior to Coke, Ms. Jones began her legal career as a member of the Corporate & Technology Practice Group with the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer and Murphy (now Bryan Cave). In recent years, she was an integral part of the team who started and successfully sold, an online mentoring platform,  to Chronus, Inc., the industry-leading player in the online mentoring space.

Throughout her career, Trish has been a passionate advocate for diversity efforts.  She currently serves on the board of directors for the National Center for Women & Information Technology and the Asheville Watchdog, Asheville’s nationally recognized local online newspaper.  In past years Ms. Jones’ notable national service positions included serving on the board of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, and the Human Rights Campaign, National Business Counsel.

When not volunteering or working part-time, you can find Trish fly fishing or traveling. Trish and her spouse, Lisa LaFave, split their time between homes in Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC.


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