Dan Jones

Founder & CEO, 21st Century Parks

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dan Jones holds degrees from Yale University (B.A., M.F.) and Indiana University, Bloomington (Ph.D.). He has spent much of his working life in the fields of education and business management. In addition to founding and managing his own business, he taught World History and the History of the American West at the University of Louisville, and most recently, an Honors Seminar entitled “Reading the Natural Landscape.” In 2004, he founded 21st Century Parks, a non-profit corporation that manages a partnership that seeks to develop The Parklands of Floyds Fork, one of the largest new metropolitan parks projects in the country: almost 4000 acres of new public parks and trails in the last major undeveloped section of Metro Louisville. He currently serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of 21st Century Parks, where he oversees fundraising, planning, design, construction, and operations of the new parks. He is married, with four children, and enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing with his family, skiing, running, and reading.

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