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Art Jones

Vice President Global Public Affairs
Johnson Controls

As Vice President Global Public Affairs for Tyco (now Johnson Controls), Art was responsible for Tyco’s global public affairs and advocacy initiatives, including corporate social responsibility. He managed and inspired a team of public affairs specialist in North and South America, Europe, and China and consultants in various growth markets. He also lead the philanthropic activities of the company as President of the Tyco Cares Foundation. Its mission is to engage the passion of Tyco’s stakeholders around the globe, by leveraging employee engagement, corporate resources, and business capabilities to create safer and smarter communities and protect what matters most.  Previously, Art was responsible for Tyco's public affairs in EMEA and before that it's federal lobbyist managing reputation and legislative issues.  In both cases, Art implemented an issues management process to align the public affairs function with Tyco's various business units and managed strategies to mitigate risk for the parent company.
Prior to working at Johnson Controls/Tyco, Art served as Manager of Public Policy at Kmart Corporation, where he directed local, state, and federal government affairs and managed reputational issues such as corporate governance, privacy, and environment issues, in addition to priority issues: tax, smart growth, labour, and health care. He also chaired its political action committee.

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