After serving for a year as Eyebeam's Interim Executive Director, Pat Jones has been selected by the Board as the organization's permanent Executive Director. She has worked in the nonprofit field for many years and has served as the Executive Director of two other arts organizations. For 12 years she served as the Executive Vice President of the Alliance for the Arts, an information, research and policy organization serving arts organizations in New York City and the region, where she was responsible for the first city-wide study of the economic importance of the arts as well as programs in arts and education, cultural tourism, and guidesbooks, including A Guide to NYC Museums and the Kids Culture Catalog. Pat was also the Executive Director of the South Florida Art Center, which offered studio and exhibition space to over 90 artists on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Following a career in print and television journalism, her first nonprofit position was as the Associate Director of New York's Municipal Art Society.
As a consultant, Pat has worked with organizations ranging from the Miami City Ballet and the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art to Sirius Thinking Educational Foundation, the nonprofit research arm of Sirius Thinking, a New York-based multi-media entertainment company focusing on educational programming for children. She currently serves on the board of the Maysles Documentary Center and has been a board member of the Alliance for the Arts, Jennifer Muller/The Works, and the Architectural League.
Pat has an undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia School of Architecture and Planning.