Founder, UTA Foundation
United Talent Agency
René Jones is the founding Director of the UTA Foundation at United Talent Agency (UTA), a premier global talent and literary agency representing many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in every new and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, theatre, video games, books, fine art and live entertainment. As Director, Jones provides strategic guidance for UTA clients, executives, and employees in their philanthropic engagement. She also heads up Enrichment for the agency focusing on employee education and enhancing UTA’s corporate culture. Jones began her career working in the U.S. Senate and went on to become Finance Director for many high-profile campaigns and national non-profit organizations. In her current capacity, Jones advises global, national and local organizations on best practices for effective entertainment industry engagement. She has also traveled with clients and NGO’s to Africa, Central America, Haiti, and South America to bring awareness to global causes such as clean water, girls education, affordable housing, malaria, micro-financing, and women’s issues. Her community involvement began as a corps member for the Summer of Service, a pilot program that led to the creation of AmeriCorps. Currently, she serves as a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices and is a USC Marshall Society and Business Lab Senior Fellow. She sits on the advisory boards of the LA River Revitalization Corp, Digital Hollywood, Dizzy Feet Foundation, and the arts and entertainment council for the Sierra Club. Jones is an avid world traveler and resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.