Community State Bank (CSB) has appointed Joseph Jones to its board of directors. Jones currently serves as executive director for The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement. The Institute offers nonpartisan programming, experiences, research, and connectivity focused on people with disabilities, retirement security, wellness and nutrition, and labor and employment.
Jones has demonstrated a career-long commitment to public service through volunteerism. He serves on the Windsor Heights City Council and was named Citizen of the Year in 2020. Jones serves on the boards of the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation and Greater Des Moines Community Foundation. He is a trustee on the American Council of Young Political Leaders Board of Trustees. In 2020, the Central Iowa Chapter of PRSA presented him with the Outstanding Iowa Advocate award. He is an active volunteer with Iowa Radio Reading Information Service (IRIS) and Everybody Wins! Iowa.
A graduate of the United States Military Academy Preparatory School, Joseph earned his BBA in economics from Loyola University New Orleans. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree in public policy and a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Administration from Drake University. In 2014, he was presented Drake’s Distinguished MPA Alumnus Award. He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College and is a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project. Currently, Joseph is a doctoral candidate at Drake University, pursuing a Ph.D. focused on civic literacy. In 2018, he was the Executive in Residence at the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health and serves on the faculty of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Institute of Organizational Management.
"Joseph’s extensive community leadership will be an asset to our already talented and engaged board of directors,” said CSB President and CEO Kurt Gibson. “We look forward to Joseph’s insights and expertise as we look to the future and serving central Iowa communities.