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Donna Marie Jones

Donna Marie Jones, American public administrator, lawyer, consultant. Bar: Wisconsin 1979, United States District Court (western district) Wisconsin 1979. Named Woman of Distinction, Madison Young Women’s Christian Association, 1982, one of America's top business and professional women Dollas and Sense Magazine, 1992; National Urban fellow, 1982.


  • Jones, Donna Marie was born on March 2, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Nathaniel Beck Junior and Merle Rowe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Wisconsin, 1972. Juris Doctor, University Wisconsin, 1978. Master of Public Administration, City University of New York, 1984.


    • Recruitment-selection specialist University Wisconsin System, Madison, 1973-1975. Personnel analyst City of Madison, 1975, assistant to city attorney, 1976, contract compliance officer, 1979-1982, 83-85, assistant to mayor, 1988-1989. Executive assistant to director Maricopa County Human Resources Department, Phoenix, 1982-1983.

      Director Office of Disadvantaged Business Development Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, 1985-1988. Interim personnel manager Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Madison, 1989. Director Office of Affirmative Action and Compliance University Wisconsin, 1989-1994, senior administrative program specialist, 1994-1995.

      Consultant in affirmative action/equal employment opportunites, human resource management, diversity and sexual harassment, since 1996. Board governors State Bar Wisconsin, Madison, 1990-1992, program. co-chair committee for participation of women in the bar, 1990, 92. Member national steering committee National Conference on Women and the Law, San Antonio, 1978-1979.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Wisconsin 1979, United States District Court (western district) Wisconsin 1979.


    • Author articles, book reviews and poetry.


    Board directors Child Development, Inc., Madison, 1976. Wisconsin delegate National Observance of International Women's Year, Houston, 1977-1978. Board directors South Madison Neighborhood Center, 1981-1982, Ko-Thi Dance Company, Inc., 1985-1988, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Madison, 1991-1994.

    Volunteer The Atlanta Project, 1996. Member Greater Madison African American Lawyers' Association.



    Dance, writing, music.


    • Children: André Jamal, Aerle Taree.
    • father: Nathaniel Beck Junior
    • mother: Merle Rowe
    • children: André Jamal Jones
    • Aerle Taree Jones
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    Born March 2, 1950
    (age 67)