J. Darnell Jones

Global Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion   /  Chicago, IL

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Mr. Jones joined the firm in 2021 as Global Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). He is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring programs that promote and support our short-term and long-term DEI goals and objectives. He works with our OneHines committees and business stakeholders to effectively execute and advance Hines’ DEI strategy and framework across the firm. Darnell is a 24-year career U.S. naval officer with leadership experience in Government Relations; Human Resources; Ethics; Diversity & Inclusion Strategy; Compliance and Equal Opportunity. In his most recent position at Boeing, he supported the company’s global DEI strategy as the Corporate DEI Leader supporting over 60,000 employees.

Jones earned his BA/BS in Political Science and Biology from the University of Memphis, and his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School.

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