The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) today announced that Christine Jones has been appointed Chief Operating Officer effective immediately reporting to Jonathan W. Simons, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
In this role, Ms. Jones will contribute to the strategic growth of the PCF through the development of new business opportunities and the establishment of stronger corporate alliances. She will also oversee the PCF’s daily operations and initiatives to help the the organization achieve its mission to accelerate research for better treatments and cures.
Ms. Jones is the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Go Daddy Operating Company LLC. She has also served as CEO of Great Hearts Academies, the largest provider of K-12 classical, liberal arts education in the nation.
“I am honored to assume this role at PCF, the world’s premier foundation funding prostate cancer research led by Dr. Simons, a physician-scientist, medical oncologist and an internationally recognized leader in prostate cancer research,” Jones said. “This is an exciting moment to join the team which has made more of an impact on this cancer than any other organization. I look forward to leading the charge to expand our global research enterprise and defeat prostate cancer once and for all.”
“Christine’s executive leadership credentials and proven capabilities will positively impact the PCF’s future initiatives which include bringing precision oncology to the global community of men with prostate cancer along with their family, friends and loved ones,” said Simons. “I look forward to collaborating with Christine as we work toward accelerating our abilty to fund research that leads to treatments and cures.”
Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Jones has been at the forefront of the fight to make the Internet better and safer for users, particularly children. She has testified numerous times before U.S. Congressional Committees in Washington, D.C. about various issues related to the Internet. She also helped drive federal Internet-related legislation.
Prior to Go Daddy, Christine worked for a Phoenix law firm focusing primarily on commercial litigation. Before entering private practice, Christine worked for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, where she spent time in a variety of departments, including the Compton Special Investigations and Hard Core Gang Divisions. Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. Jones practiced as a certified public accountant for several national and international banks in both retail and commercial banking.
Ms. Jones stays involved in many volunteer and charitable projects. She serves on the Board of Directors for her church, as well as multiple non-profits.
About the Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993, the PCF has raised more than $755 million and provided funding to more than 2,000 research programs at more than 200 cancer centers and universities. The PCF global research enterprise extends to 22 countries and funds a robust research portfolio. The PCF advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more efficient investment of governmental research funds for transformational cancer research. Its efforts have helped produce a 20-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer. More information about the PCF can be found at www.pcf.org.
Submitted by Donald Wilson