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Darryl Jones

Associate Administrative Manager
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Former President & CEO MD Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Darryl Jones was the President & CEO of Maryland Nonprofits from 2008 until 2011. During his tenure, Mr. Jones increased membership by more than 20 percent, expanded member programs and services, increased leadership development programs, and transformed how the association delivered information and educational offerings. Prior to coming to Maryland Nonprofits, Mr. Jones served as Executive Director of Communities In Schools of the Nation’s Capital. Within two years, he expanded the program from two schools to twelve, quadrupled the budget, expanded the Board and created a new website. His organization was selected by the 2008 Catalogue for Philanthropy as “One of the best small charities in the greater Washington region.”

During his tenure as Vice President of the National Crime Prevention Council, Mr. Jones trained senior level executives in leadership and coalition building, and was a keynote speaker, lead facilitator and curriculum writer for the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as other national, state and local organizations. He is a certified executive coach, and works one-on-one with leaders in the for-profit, and not-for-profit sectors. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, in Newsweek, and has conducted innumerable radio and television interviews. In recognition of his programmatic initiatives on behalf of vulnerable children, he was invited to ring the closing bell for NASDAQ on September 26, 2005. Mr. Jones has trained thousands on issues including public safety, leadership, ethics and integrity, cultural diversity and organizational excellence.

Mr. Jones is a retired police officer from Prince George’s County, MD. While on the department he worked in patrol, was an academy instructor, a member of the elite Emergency Services Team, and served three terms (six years) as President of the police union. He also served two terms as President of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police and Chaired the Eastern Region Labor Coalition. His volunteering and community service led to him being recognized as Prince Georgian of the Year.

Mr. Jones is a Kellogg Fellow, and the first police officer ever selected to participate in the prestigious, three-year, national leadership development program. He is also a Weinberg Fellow, a graduate of Leadership Maryland, and a graduate and former Board member of Leadership Greater Washington. After his retirement from the police department, Mr. Jones founded the National Law Enforcement Integrity Institute, a nonprofit organization with the mission of “Helping prepare today’s law enforcement for tomorrow’s world.” A partial list of clients includes the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; Baltimore City Police Department; Maryland Police Corp-UMBC; MD Transportation Authority Police; International Association of Chiefs of Police; Science Applications International Association (SAIC); Police Labor Institute; and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Mr. Jones was a presidential appointee and was chosen by a former Governor to chair two statewide Commissions.

Mr. Jones studied political science and labor economics at Howard University, and management and leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He currently serves on several nonprofit Boards, and resides in Annapolis, MD with his wife, Antoinette. They have three adult children.