San Diego Business Journal

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) has named Robert Jones as Interim CEO. The current CEO, Lesslie Keller, will be retiring after 13 years in early January 2021. Jones brings with him more than 30 years of experience in human resources, executive coaching, recruiting, and training.

Throughout his career, Jones has held senior-level human resources positions with large and small companies. His experience ranges from Fortune 100 companies to startups in various industries, including food manufacturing, restaurants, and biotechnology. Jones served as Director of Human Resources for ECS from 2012 until his retirement in 2017.

Jones received both a B.A. in Education and a Masters of Personnel Administration from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He has served as a board member of San Diego Junior Achievement and has supported youth in a variety of ways throughout his career. Jones served on the board of the San Diego Rescue Mission for seven years; the last two as Board President. He is an avid golfer and a closet bluegrass guitar picker.