Eugene E. Jones, Jr. (Gene Jones)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gene Jones joined Toronto Community Housing on June 18, 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Gene is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in public housing, non-profit housing, real estate development, finance and transportation. He offers unique experience in leading transformational change at public housing authorities, combining a broad base of knowledge in housing finance, operations and regulation with a strong commitment to tenants.
Gene has a deep understanding of public housing and of the needs of diverse groups of tenants. He led financial and organizational transformation at the Detroit Housing Commission, where he served as Executive Director from 2008 to 2012. As a public housing finance consultant from 2000 to 2008, Gene worked with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop better strategies, systems, and programs to help turn around troubled housing agencies. He also served as a member of the department's Housing Finance Committee.
Previously, Gene served as Executive Director of the Indianapolis Housing Agency and the Housing Authority of Kansas City (Missouri), and as Deputy Executive Director for Finance and Administration for the San Francisco Housing Authority. He has designed, developed, and implemented complete financial management systems, asset management planning and training, and internal and external audit systems for public housing authorities and non-profits across the United States.
Gene has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Albuquerque, and a master's degree in business administration from New Mexico Highland University.