Jones Named Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Jerrett Jones

North Reading, MA – Construction management firm Columbia announces the hiring of Jerrett Jones, Ph.D. as director of diversity & inclusion, a new position that fulfills a key goal of Columbia’s DEI Strategic Plan.

Jones comes to Columbia from Tufts Medicine, where he served as DEI program manager. Previously, he worked with the leadership team at the Department of Public Health in Madison, Wis. to align diversity and inclusion initiatives with the agency’s culture and objectives.

At Columbia, he will work closely with Columbia executive vice president, Bill Aalerud; Columbia’s DEI Working Group; and the firm’s executive leadership to oversee the continued implementation of the three goals of Columbia’s DEI Strategic Plan: create and foster a psychologically safe and accountable workplace culture, build and maintain a diverse group of employees across all levels of the organization, and serve as a change agent for a more diverse and inclusive construction industry.