TAMMIE JONES
Vice President, Education and Economic Prosperity

Subject Matter Expert

K-12 education, Positive Youth Development, College Access & Success, Youth Workforce Development and Community Leadership

Alma Maters

University of Michigan, University of Virginia

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

I was a summer intern on Capitol Hill for the then-governor of Delaware, Tom Carper, who was also serving as chairman of the National Governor’s Association. In addition to lunch runs, filing and answering constituent calls and letters, I had the opportunity to write research reports on key policy issues and sit in on congressional hearings. It was a great opportunity to see democracy in action, and the experience helped cultivate my love for public policy and civic engagement.

Biography

Tammie Jones is Vice President of Education and Economic Prosperity at United Way for Southeastern Michigan. She joined the organization in August 2016.

Prior to joining United Way, Tammie served as program officer for the Skillman Foundation, where she was responsible for advancing strategies toward a citywide on-time graduation rate of 90 percent. At Skillman, she also leveraged and attracted new resources across investments in education, safety, youth development, community leadership and social innovation

Tammie has previously served on boards for the Salvation Army, Eastern Michigan Division, as well as the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Detroit. She has received numerous awards, including: the Frank S. Moran Award for Distinguished Leadership and the Global Citizenship Award, both from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business; the Net Impact Membership Achievement Award; the Boys & Girls Club of Charlottesville/Albemarle Employee of the Year and the Madison House Young Alumni Award.

She earned her Master of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and her bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (2009) and Phi Beta Kappa (2001).

Tammie has a 17-year-old Beagle-German Shepherd mix named Storm. Her sister, brother-in-law and 4-year-old niece live in Alexandria, Va., and her father and stepmother live in Falls Church, Va. She enjoys taking in Detroit’s cultural scene (particularly art and music), walking (particularly at Belle Isle) and photography.