Elected in 2012, Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones has transformed the Treasurer’s Office and Parking Division to increase transparency, integrity, and service. New initiatives have yielded over $20 million for St. Louis. Jones launched the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) to help St. Louisans make better financial choices, and OFE’s College Kids Program has helped over 13,500 public school students start educational savings accounts, with over $900,000 so far to give children a better future.
Jones previously served in the Missouri House of Representatives as Assistant Minority Floor Leader, becoming the first African-American and the first woman to hold this position in Missouri history. Jones is also the first woman to serve as Treasurer in St. Louis history.
Jones previously worked as VP of Municipal Finance for Blaylock Robert Van, LLC, an investment banking firm, and as adjunct faculty at the Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University. She has a Master’s in Health Administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hampton University. She graduated from the Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
She is also the proud mother of Aden.