Trish Jones, a former senior executive at Turner Broadcasting System in Atlanta, has joined Asheville Watchdog’s Board of Directors. As director she will help oversee overall direction and strategy of the year-old nonprofit news organization.
Jones, a resident of Asheville, was senior director of business planning at the Coca-Cola Company of Atlanta before joining Turner. At Turner she held roles as executive vice president and general counsel of Turner Broadcasting International and deputy general counsel of the Turner organization. She went on to become senior vice president and chief emerging technologies officer.
A graduate of Spring Hill College and the University of Richmond School of Law, she earned a master’s degree in international law at Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the Virginia and Georgia state bar associations.
Jones is also a director of the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a nonprofit coalition that works to increase diversity in IT and computing, and on the board of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Jones and her spouse, Lisa, have four-legged family members, Mattie, a 16-year-old Shih Tzu; Harper, a newly adopted English Cream Golden Retriever puppy; and CoCo, a feline rescue. They enjoy travel, hiking, and fly-fishing the local streams and rivers.