Amercian Academy of Pediatrics Dedicated to the Health and Wellbeing of Children Announces Albert Jones as New Director of Global Business Development

September 15, 2020


The American Academy of Pediatrics announces the appointment of Albert Jones, an established business development leader with broad experience in the United States, Middle East and Europe, to cultivate and expand business opportunities worldwide and strengthen the Academy’s mission as its new Director of Global Business Development.

Jones, who lives in Chicago, brings expertise from a 30-year career in the public and private sector, where he worked in business development, financial management, operations, and strategy. He most recently led efforts to develop international business growth at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest scientific society in the word, for two years. At AAAS Research Competitiveness Program, Jones established multiple institutional relationships in government, industry, science, academia and non-profit sectors. He also established and headed the Business Development Department at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Saudi Arabia, to generate opportunities for long-term revenue.

” I am thrilled to have Albert join our global team” said Janna Patterson, MD, MPH, FAAP, senior vice president for the AAP Global Child Health and Life Support. “He brings a keen sense of relationships and will help us to leverage our expertise into partnerships that are beneficial to all parties”.”

Jones will lead efforts to work with external partners to access AAP products, services and programs relevant to their work. He will work collaboratively with members and staff to support the AAP mission, which is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Jones spent his early career in the private sector at Key Bank, Merrill Lynch and General Motors. He has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. You can see more about his background at

AAP Global currently has active programs in 28 countries spanning a variety of programmatic and training areas.


About the American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the optimal health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit

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