Valeisha Butterfield Jones is a leader, global influencer and culture shifter. Her fresh and proven transformational leadership has been recognized by Forbes Magazine, Fast Company, Harper's Bazaar, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, McDonald's 365 Awards and others.
Valeisha is the co-founder of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). She is also an award-winning executive and author who formerly served as the National Youth Vote Director for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, delivering one of the highest youth voter turnouts in American history (12.3 million voters - 45% turnout; 18 - 29 years of age).
Valeisha served in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the International Trade Administration, as the Executive Vice President of Rush Communications and as the National Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Valeisha’s career started at HBO Sports and has spanned for two decades with proven community impact at the intersections of technology, politics, and entertainment.
Valeisha was born in Wilson, NC and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University. She currently serves on the board of directors for iVote (www.ivoteforamerica.org), the Hip Hop Sisters Network (www.hiphopsisters.org) and the National Basketball Wives Association (www.nbwassoc.org).
Valeisha is married to NBA champion Dahntay Jones, a proud mom and daughter of U.S. Congressman G. K Butterfield and N.C. State Legislator Jean Farmer Butterfield.
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