Rod Jones steps down as Work Skills CEO
Rod Jones has stepped down from his role as CEO of Work Skills Corp. after 38 years with the nonprofit. He will remain working closely with WSC on a non-executive basis as operations advisor. WSC’s Board of Trustees appointed Tina Jackson as his successor as President and CEO.
As CEO, Jones has led WSC’s success through strategic positioning, strong financial management, and distinctive products and services. After establishing and growing the Company’s quality employment and training services and production operations, Jones recognized an opportunity to take the business to new levels. In 1990, he expanded the company to include staffing services through Action Associates, education through the WSC academies, home health care through Action Home Health Care, and recently diversified into residential services with the opening of a six-bed home for traumatic brain injured persons. WSC also developed an art program and opened Studio West in downtown Brighton.
“This was a difficult decision as WSC has been part of my life for over 38 years,” Jones said. “The intention is not to part company, but to be available to advise and consult, which I look forward to doing.”
Jackson joined WSC 25 years ago and has been instrumental in the development and growth of the staffing, home health care, retail, employment and training and education divisions of WSC. Additionally she is actively involved with the Work Skills Foundation and development of events that include the Golf Palooza and WoW (Women of Work Skills Foundation). Jackson has a solid background in executive leadership, strategic planning, business development, human resources, operations, customer relations and organizational development.