Meet Your Federal Arts Advocacy Captain

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones has served as an advocate, administrator, and programmer in the arts and culture industry for 20 years. As executive director of Bay Arts Alliance, she led the organization in the management and programming of a 2,500-seat performing arts center as well as a visual arts facility with multiple exhibit and educational spaces. With audiences reaching approximately 100,000 annually, she was instrumental in the coalescence of Bay County, Florida’s cultural constituency.

She also was instrumental in the formation of the Ukulele Orchestra of St Andrew and the Orchestra of St Andrew Bay, now the Panama City Symphony and has served on the boards of Gulf Jazz Society, Global Arts Society, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice’s Bay Regional Juvenile Detention Center and the Florida Alliance for Arts Educators.

Jennifer participated in the creation and continuation of several arts, culture, and entertainment events, including music festivals, concert, speaker & film series, nationally touring theatricals and provided logistical support for several music, motor and sports festivals.

As a lifelong singer, she has taken opportunities to perform in her home churches, several FSU ensembles, The Houston Symphony Chorus, Birdland in New York and has been honored to perform the National Anthem at the North Florida Magistrate’s Naturalization Ceremonies since 2017.

Jennifer serves on the boards of her local community theatre, county chamber of commerce and volunteers with other local non-profits. She’s within reach of her Master Gardener certification and performs with a ukulele band.

     She is a graduate of Florida State University’s School of Music and alumni of the Disney Institute and Universität Lüneburg, Goethe Institute Arts Management and Leadership Programs, and the very proud mother of Maggie Jones, Disney-cast member. 

     She has a deep conviction that the arts and culture are a path to vitality and well-being for every individual and the state of Florida.

Favorite Art Form: Music

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