Colonel Steven Jones
(USA, Retired, USMA 1981)

Leadership, leader development, organizational development, emotional intelligence, strategic learning management, talent management

Steve retired from the United States Army with over 29 years of leadership experience. He served in leadership assignments both in the U.S. and abroad, including a gender-integrated Basic Training unit with 1200 personnel and roles as a Leader Development Advisor to the Army CEO, Joint Services Education Operations Leader, and the Army Training Command’s Director of Leader Development and Education.

Applying that extensive expertise and experience, Steve joined International Business Machines (IBM) in 2006, where for ten years he promoted programs in, and gained considerable global business acumen. In this role he was responsible for developing first-line and upline managers, guiding skills-based education for software sellers and client technical professionals, and transforming the global technology services workforce to Hybrid-Cloud.

Building on this in 2017, Steve joined Infor, a global business software firm, serving in various training executive roles leading innovative learning design, content development and global delivery, and coordinating all the enterprise's public and commercial-private training, and global training event support.  Most recently, in 2020, Steve joined NYU Langone Health, a nationally-ranked Academic Medical system, leading leader development, orientation and learning systems, and supporting the workforce development of 45,000 healthcare professionals.

Steve is an experienced teacher, having taught U.S. Military Academy courses about Leadership in Organizations and Group Dynamics. He has also shaped management development for more than a decade in the corporate environment (IBM, Infor, and NYU Langone Health) helping advance first-line managers and executives.

Scholarly Work/Publications/Awards:
Steve has authored numerous publications relating to organizational development, accountability for building teams, and battlefield strategy. He co-authored an International Business Machines (IBM) publication relating to “Leading in Tough Times.”

Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA
Master of Military Arts and Science, Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS
Master of Arts, Social Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
Certificate, Strategic Human Resources Leadership, Cornell University, NY
Certificate, Human Resources Management, Cornell University, NY