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The managing partner of MVP Capital, Odis Jones is the former CEO of the Detroit Public Lighting Authority. In this position from 2013 until early 2016, he managed an organization that provided 270 jobs at a time when the city was facing a fiscal crisis. During his oversight, the authority had a multimillion-dol… Read More
The managing partner of MVP Capital, Odis Jones is the former CEO of the Detroit Public Lighting Authority. In this position from 2013 until early 2016, he managed an organization that provided 270 jobs at a time when the city was facing a fiscal crisis. During his oversight, the authority had a multimillion-dollar annual budget and a $250 million capital budget. Despite Detroit’s bankruptcy, Odis Jones’ leadership ensured that the Public Lighting Authority expanded service while remaining under budget.

Prior to his position with the Detroit Public Lighting Authority, Mr. Jones established himself as an effective public administrator working throughout the United States. As director of real estate and economic development for the State of New Jersey between 2008 and 2012, he oversaw the creation of 10,000 jobs and helped retain $254 million in capital investments for the state through the implementation of a tax incentives system.

Odis Jones earned his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University, where he studied sociology. He went on to earn a master of public administration from Western Michigan University. He began his career in 2000, serving as village administrator to the Village of Obetz, Ohio. There, he oversaw the establishment of a municipal utility--including the construction of four power stations--and investment in an $8 million sewer and water infrastructure expansion. He went on to hold increasingly senior positions in municipal and state civil service in Michigan, Ohio, and Iowa.
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  • Managing Partner
    MVP Partners
  • CEO
    Public Lighting Authority Detroit
  • Columbus Urban Growth Corporation
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