DETROIT — Dykema announced the addition of Iris Jones as chief marketing officer, bringing over 20 years of experience in strategically supporting business growth in law firms serving as chief business development and marketing officer for Chadbourne & Parke.
Jones will be based in Dykema’s Detroit office and will be working with strengthening client relationships, discovering opportunities for new business development, and modernizing marketing efforts.
“Iris brings a deep understanding of the legal profession, having served as both a public interest and private practice attorney before taking on leadership roles in marketing and client service, ” said Peter Kellett, chairman and CEO of Dykema. “She has a unique perspective on business development, team building and client relationship management that will nicely advance the strategic goals of our growing firm.”
Jones began her career as an attorney in the Texas Attorney General’s Office and also served as the director of the city of Austin’s law department. She later held the position of client services advisor for Akin Gump, where she designed and launched the firm’s first client service team program and led business expansion and client service plans. At Chadbourne & Parke, she worked closely with the firm’s leadership and partners to expand business development efforts and modernize the marketing department.
Jones earned her bachelor’s in political science and English at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and holds a Juris Doctor from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and lecturer with the World Jurist Association.