Georgia-raised and Chicago-born, LaToia A. Jones is a Democrat, organizer, community leader, activist & strategist. Her purpose and drive have always been to be the most effective public servant possible. In most cases, this meant behind-the-scenes roles and learning from impactful servant leaders.
LaToia started out as a non-traditional student leader, with a full-time job, serving with the College Democrats of Georgia. She was later elected vice-president of College Democrats of America (CDA) and went on to become a trailblazer, in her position at the Democratic National Committee, serving as the first African-American female executive director to CDA.
From the start, she believed politics to be a platform to provide a voice to the voiceless and light to issues overlooked. LaToia has worked both inside and outside of the Democratic Party, in multiple capacities. As a former DNC member and staffer, she earned the institutional knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of the Party in hopes of using that knowledge for the betterment of underserved communities.
She not only has a vetted foundation and skillset regarding political operations, but also the outside experience to add clarity to different (and sometimes conflicting) perspectives. She has served, on the ground, in distressed working-class communities like Ferguson, Baltimore and Detroit, as well as more affluent communities.
LaToia has managed and trained people to run and volunteer on campaigns. She has worked and won in the South and in the Mid-West. LaToia knows what it takes to build programs and issue coalitions that win. But, she also knows how to adapt to and overcome a loss, by bringing new voices to the table.
LaToia is currently the Vice President of Politics, Advocacy and Labor at Hustle.com where she leads and sets the political strategy for the sales and clients success teams. She previously held roles as the Assistant Director for the Human Rights and Community Relations Department at the American Federation of Teachers where she coordinated, trained and connected members on community, political, and civic engagement. In addition, she held previous roles directing special projects for both the CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA and for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Working in different regions of the country has also allowed her to build solidly diverse and intergenerational relationships with millennial activists, DNC leaders and members, LGBTQIA, Labor leaders and members, the AAPI, Latino and Tribal communities.
In 2012, LaToia was named one of Top 40 under 40 in the Loop 21, Capitol Hill Edition. She is a Truman National Security Partner and currently serves on the boards of the National Labor Roundtable, Higher Heights for America and Generator Development Group and was former Vice Chair for National Council of Negro Women. LaToia is also co-founder of BE: 2016, a multi-city civic engagement training series, for millennial grassroots activists.