Jake Jones

Executive Director for External Affairs and Public Policy, Daimler AG

Fast Facts

Current residence: Washington


  • MS, Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 1992

 Selected work history

  • Lead Trade and Immigration Legislative Representative, AFL-CIO
  • Legislative Aide, Health Care and Social Security, Office of Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun 
  • Budget and Legislative Analyst, Health and Human Services Department, 1992-1996
  • Senior Legislative Analyst, CMS Office of Legislation

Leveraging over two decades of experience in finance and legislative roles, Jake Jones represents automaker Daimler AG’s financial interests and serves as a leader in D.C. financial-executive circles. Jones has been with the Mercedes-Benz manufacturer since 2007, having earlier served as director of congressional affairs. He also manages the Daimler North America Corporation US Employees PAC.

Utilizing his experience as the lead trade-legislative representative for the AFL-CIO, Jones has taken an active role in the company’s overseas economic activities. He aggressively promoted the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, arguing that both would have led to cost reductions for the company’s customers. 

Jones began his career as a legislative analyst for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Health and Human Services Department, before moving to Capitol Hill as an aide to then-Sen. Carol Moseley Braun.

He’s a major figure in the Washington business community, serving as vice president of finance for the Economic Club of Washington and vice president of legislative affairs for the Federal City Council, an economic-development group uniting the city government and the private sector. He’s also a past board member of the Washington Performing Arts Society and the executive committee of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

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