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Valeisha Butterfield Jones is an award-winning global business leader driving proven impact at the intersections of tech, entertainment and politics.
Her transformational leadership and ability to inspire professionals to achieve their dreams has been recognized by Forbes Magazine, Fast Company, Harper's Bazaar, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, McDonald's 365 Awards and others.
Valeisha is a globally recognized business leader known for driving impact at the intersections of tech, entertainment and politics. Her transformational leadership and professional reputation are grounded in results, a bias for action and measurable change to accelerate business and DEI outcomes.
Valeisha currently serves as the Vice President of Partnerships and Engagement at Google, Inc. and her career has spanned two decades, including:
Co-President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs)
National Youth Vote Director of the Obama for America campaign (2012) helping to deliver one of the highest youth voter turnouts in American history (12.3M voters; 45% turnout; 18-29 years of age)
Global Head of Inclusion for Google, Inc.
Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the International Trade Administration in the Obama Administration
Executive Vice President / Executive Director of RUSH Communications (HSAN)
National Director of Diversity & Inclusion for the Alzheimer's Association
Valeisha was born in Wilson, NC and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University.
Valeisha is a proud mom and daughter of U.S. Congressman G. K. Butterfield and N.C. State Legislator Jean Farmer Butterfield.