Dale Jones, CEO, PlayPumps International and Executive VP, Revolution LLC. PlayPumps seeks to improve the lives of millions in Sub-Saharan Africa by providing clean water through innovative technology
There are more than 1,000 PlayPump systems in the ground in five countries -- South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Zambia. It's been a real success for PlayPumps International to take an idea and a technology and create scalability where it can be leveraged to have a greater impact quickly.
I think part of my accomplishment is in expanding the coalition of people through our Global Advisory Council who will come alongside and join us in what we're doing. I've also taken a step back to say that we need Africans leading us in this initiative. The PlayPump system is an African idea and an African technology. I'm asking other African leaders to play a greater leadership role in what we're doing. I want to give more of what we're doing away to the people in Africa so that it doesn't become a traditional American-Eurocentric model for doing good.
culled from http://www.casefoundation.org/leaders/jones
Dale Jones brings his leadership and management expertise from both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to his concurrent positions as CEO of PlayPumps International and Executive Vice President of Leadership Development for Revolution, LLC. Dale's multi-sector background made him an ideal choice to head PlayPumps International's blended model of social entrepreneurship, one focused on improving the lives of millions in Sub-Saharan Africa by providing clean water through innovative technology.
Prior to joining PlayPumps International and Revolution, Dale was Managing Partner of the CEO and Board Practice for Heidrick & Struggles, where he continues to serve in an advisory capacity.
Dale currently serves as a corporate director on the board of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Kohl's Corporation, and previously served as a corporate director for Hughes Supply. He is also a member of several nonprofit boards, including the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army and the Advisory Board for the Yale Center for Faith & Culture. Additionally, he is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and the CEO Forum.
An active public speaker and trusted source on leadership issues, Dale has been a regular contributor to national and regional media coverage. His viewpoints on leadership and human capital have appeared in Fortune, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, and The New York Times.
Previously, Jones served as a corporate director for Hughes Supply, a $5.1 billion NYSE company that was acquired by The Home Deport. He also is a member of several non-profit boards, including the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army and the Advisory Board for The Yale Center for Faith & Culture. He is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO) and the CEO Forum.