Tishaura Jones

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Tishaura Jones

Tishaura O. Jones is the first woman to serve as Treasurer in the history of St. Louis. She is the chief investment and cash management officer of the city, and manages the city’s parking division.

During her time in office, she has saved the city millions of dollars, modernized the parking division and opened the city's first Office of Financial Empowerment, offering free financial literacy classes and counseling.  She also launched the College Kids Children’s Savings Account Program, which provides college savings accounts to all kindergarten students in St. Louis Public Schools through seed money provided by residual revenue from the city’s parking division.

Prior to becoming Treasurer, she was a Missouri State Representative from 2008-2012 and was the first African American and First Female Assistant Minority Floor Leader.  Treasurer Jones is a graduate of the Center for Advancement of Leadership Skills, an Alumnus of the American Council of Young Political Leaders and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Treasurer Jones has a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health, a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hampton University, and is a graduate of the Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.