Matthew Jones

President & Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Jones is the president and chief executive officer at Leading Authorities Inc., one of the nation’s most prominent event design and lecture agencies, with unique capabilities in lecture representation, media and event production, and entertainment.

Prior to assuming his role as president and CEO, Jones served as chief operating officer at Leading Authorities from 2010-2019. Before joining the company, he worked on political campaigns in the advertising, media buying, and fundraising capacities.

A twenty three-year veteran of Leading Authorities, Jones joined the LAI team in 1996. He heads the company’s effort to recruit and manage new talent and manages the company’s day-to-day operations including sales, marketing, customer relations, and new business ventures.

He has been cited as an expert on the lecture circuit and the events industry in the Washington PostWall Street JournalForbesFortune, the New Yorker, and Time magazine.

Jones is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.