Russ Jones - new backgroundEmail:
arkdrj@aol.com

From:
Jonesboro, Arkansas

District 10:
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas

Board committees:
Bridge (Chair), NABC Site Selection

Bridge experience
I started playing bridge when I was about six with my family around the kitchen table. My first duplicate game was February 1987 with my mom when we won a masterpoint and had to join some organization called ACBL to get them recorded. My proudest bridge achievement was winning the Flight A Pairs at the Mexican Nationals with my mom while we were still Non Life Masters.

Volunteer service:
Managed local club, chaired sectional tournaments, served as NAP/GNT, unit tournament, special games coordinator, past unit president

Career/professional activities:
Professor, Arkansas State University, 1989-present; recipient, Kathy White Endowed Chair
Chair, Graduate Programs; director, Online MBA Program

Education:
Ph.D., University of Texas – Arlington (1989) (Computer Science, Accounting)

Hobbies and interests:
In addition to bridge, I play golf and love to travel. I have taught in China, France, Australia, New
Zealand and England. My favorite thing to do is take family trips.

Family:
Wife, Jessica, and daughter, Riley