928 Congress Avenue
Sycamore, IL 60178
Phone: (815) 797-9662
Committees: Sycamore Education Foundation (Alternate), Sports Boosters, Athletic Council
Elected to the Board: April 2013
Current Term Expires: April 2021
Mr. Eric Jones was educated in California, and is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, where he was a member of their first honors program. He graduated in 2004 with Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Kinesiology.
For more than twelve years he worked in the nuclear power consulting field for TransWare Enterprises Inc. He worked with clients around the world to maintain the safe and continued operation of the aging nuclear reactor fleet, and was involved with the American Nuclear Society, giving multiple industry presentations to his peers and the US nuclear regulators. More recently, he has transitioned into the world of wealth management, joining Robert W. Baird & Co. in January 2017.
Having sought a role where he could have a direct impact on his community, Jones responded to solicitations from community leaders to run for a vacancy on the Sycamore School District Board of Education. In that role, he has discovered a strong passion for maintaining a rigorous and engaging educational environment for not only his own children who have just entered the Sycamore School District, but for all of the learners in our community. He enjoys assisting in responding to and overcoming the challenges that our district faces, but looks forward to a more forgiving economic future that allows us to pursue even greater opportunities for our staff and learners.
Jones has lived in Sycamore for eleven years with his wife, Michelle, and their two children, Liam and Evan. In addition to serving on the Board of Education, Jones is actively engaged in the Rotary Club of Sycamore, where he will preside as club president for 2017-2018. Jones also enjoys playing soccer and brewing craft beer.