Bulletin Staff Report

Ann Jones was chosen president-elect of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at the June board of directors meeting. She will take office in April 2008, receiving the ceremonial gavel from president Bill Crist at the chamber’s annual banquet.

Jones said she is excited about her nomination and the future of the chamber.

“I look forward to the opportunity of working with the outstanding chamber board who are community leaders dedicated to business growth and quality of life for the citizens,” she said. “There is an air of excitement in Brownwood. Brownwood is in a state of transition. One of the chamber’s primary goals is to provide a positive influence by helping to create a healthy business climate so chamber members will experience greater success through business development opportunities.”

Jones has been involved in a number of civic organizations since returning to Brownwood in 1997. She has been a member of the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce since 1999 and was elected to its board last year. Before moving to Brownwood, she and her husband Jimmy lived in Plano, where Ann was elected to the Plano City Council and also served on the Plano Chamber of Commerce including a year as chair of that organization’s board of directors.

“Ann brings a background of involvement in a number of civic endeavors to our board, which allow her to look at situations from a number of different perspectives,” Crist said. “Her experience with our style of board management and with other organizations made her a logical choice to take our local chamber to the next level. I’m excited about what she will bring to our board, our chamber and our community.”

Ann is married to Jimmy Jones. They have two sons, Jason and Marc and daughter-in-law Stacy.

“My hometown is Brownwood. I graduated from BHS and attended Howard Payne University. My husband, Jimmy and our infant son Marc left Brownwood in 1962. Jimmy and I retired back home in 1997. I enjoy working with people and hope that my business and community experience will help me adequately serve the chamber members,” Ann Jones said.