Business Profile –
Dean L. Jones

Dean Jones is widely recognized and respected for his work to expand, retain, and attract enterprise to the greater southern California region.  He is a notable business and labor engagement advocate currently operating the Southland Partnership Corporation, a nonprofit economic development corporation.  In this capacity, he serves as the director for the POWER Collaborative Network (P.O.W.E.R.Promoting Opportunities with Essential Resources), an independent human resources services organization delivering capacity building for workforce service providers in the non-profit sectors.  Under his management, this inter-professional Los Angeles County network sponsors the community job and social services assistance web site.

Similarly, he works with the African American Engagement Collaboration that supports better integration processes between small and large corporations.  This collaborative is comprised of the Black Business Association, California Black Chamber of Commerce and National Black Business Council that targets emerging suppliers to enhance their request for proposal responses through improved estimating techniques.  The collaborative manages two web sites; enterprises to access and supply products and services to major public and private organizations.

As a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), his consulting services have been extended to a diverse range of major organizations, such as; Blue Cross of California • California Endowment • City of Compton CA • City of Long Beach CA • City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power • City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative • Comerica Bank • First American Title Corporation • GTE • Kaiser Permanente • Los Angeles Black Business Expo & Trade Show • Los Angeles Music Center • Los Angeles County Office of Education • Southern California Edison • Verizon Communications • West Coast Expo.

A second generation Angelino and Los Angeles Unified School District graduate, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Accounting from San Jose State University.  He has received a range of recognition and distinction awards for his work in support of socioeconomic programs, including a special recognition from the California State Legislature for his extensive service and contributions to the regulated utility corporation’s supplier diversity programs.


P.O. Box 11107, Carson, CA 90749, (310) 637-7248, email: