Treasurer, City of St. Louis
Elected in 2012, St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones has transformed the Treasurer’s Office and Parking Division to increase transparency, integrity, and service. Her office’s new investment strategies have yielded over $25 million for the city.
Jones also launched the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) to help St. Louisans make better financial choices. Its College Kids program has helped over 13,500 city students save nearly $1 million for higher education and a better future.
Jones previously served in the Missouri House of Representatives as Assistant Minority Floor Leader, becoming the first African-American and the first woman to hold this position in Missouri history. Jones is now the first woman and the first African-American woman to serve as Treasurer in St. Louis history.
Jones previously worked as Vice President of Municipal Finance for Blaylock Robert Van, LLC, an investment banking firm, and as adjunct faculty at the Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University.
She has a Master’s in Health Administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hampton University. She also graduated from the Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
She is also the proud mother of Aden.