|NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD|
|Washington, D.C. 20572
October 27, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL MEDIATION BOARD
Zachery Jones Joins NMB as Mediator
Zachery Jones, an Assistant Professor of Business and Sports Law at Howard University, has joined the National Mediation Board as a Mediator, according to NMB Chief of Staff Stephen Crable. Jones comes to the Board through an Intergovernmental Personnel Act agreement which encourages Federal government agencies and educational institutions to exchange personnel. He continues to be a Howard University faculty member under this arrangement.
During his tenure at Howard, Jones has chaired the Judiciary/Grievance Committee in the University's School of Business in addition to teaching courses in business law. A course developed by Jones for the university, The Law and Business of Sports, includes extensive coverage of the collective bargaining process in professional sports. He was also recognized in successive years as Professor of the Year in the School of Business by the Class of 1999 and the Class of 2000.
Prior to serving on the faculty at Howard University, Mr. Jones was of counsel with the firm of Popham, Haik, Schnobrich & Kaufman in Washington, DC. While with the firm, he was engaged in the practice of employment law as Chair of its Sports and Entertainment Practice Group. Besides drafting and interpreting employment contracts for small business owners, media personalities, and business executives, he was actively involved in the settlement of grievances and disputes involving professional athletes. Earlier, Mr. Jones had been a sales representative with Norfolk Southern Corporation in Chicago.
Mr. Jones earned a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Minnesota Law school, in Minneapolis, MN, and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago. His undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, was awarded by Howard University.
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