Dean L. Jones, Executive Director/CEO, Southland Partnership Corporation, a public benefit nonprofit economic development and community outreach corporation is widely recognized and respected for his experience in the outreach to the small businesses community, particularly in matching major corporations with small-to-mid sized construction projects related to expand, retain, and attract business enterprise to the greater southern California region.
Dean is active with extending value added capacity building for workforce providers in the non-profit sector. An efficient part of this work surrounds his creation and maintenance of several community job and social services assistance web sites, including, but not limited to BlackSuppliers.com, IStartOnMonday.com, JobCollaborative.com, OpportunityWeekly.com, and TheArtOfBidding.com.
He has vast experience with the public and private sector as Corporate Accountant, Budget Supervisor, healthcare Purchasing Manager, and Business Expo General Manager. Over a twenty-five year period, as an independent socioeconomic development supply chain specialist consultant Dean serviced formal contract engagements with:
Blue Cross of California • California Endowment • City of Compton CA • City of Long Beach CA • City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power • City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative • Comerica Bank • First American Title Corporation • GTE • Golden State Management Services • Kaiser Permanente • Los Angeles Black Business Expo & Trade Show • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce • Los Angeles County Office of Education • Los Angeles Music Center • Orange County Transportation Authority • Southern California Edison • Sullivan International • Verizon • Watts Health Foundation.
Dean has received distinction awards in support of socioeconomic programs, including a special recognition from the California State Legislature for his contributions to instituting the California Public Utilities Commission’s General Order-156 governing investment, encouragement, recruitment, and utilization of disadvantaged business enterprises. A second generation Angelino and Los Angeles Unified School District graduate, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Accounting from San José State University.