Patricia Jones

Patricia Jones

Patricia Jones is the CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute, a 501(c)3 working with Utah businesses to elevate women in business and politics and build the pipeline of women in leadership.

Jones has a background in both the business and political worlds. Jones was co-founder and former President of Dan Jones & Associates, a successful public opinion and market research firm for 35 years. Jones is an experienced and highly-regarded researcher, specializing in qualitative research, having conducted hundreds of focus groups throughout the country for a variety of industries since 1980.

Senator Jones also served in the Utah Legislature for 14 years, serving in leadership positions 12 of those years. She was a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 2000-2006 and was elected to the Utah Senate in 2006-2014, serving eight years there, including serving as the first female leader in either party and in either House.

Pat Jones’ interests are many, but she prefers to move rather than sit. She enjoys exercising, biking, skiing, playing pickleball, tennis, watching sports (especially basketball and football), reading, politics, cooking, having fun with her children and grandchildren and traveling. Her least favorite thing to do is to wait in long lines.

Patricia is married to Professor Joe Horton and has four children and 11 grandchildren.