As a Managing Director at New Profit, Tripp Jones co-leads the organization and is responsible for guiding New Profit’s plans for future growth and impact.
Tripp has spent his career driving reform and innovation on social issues in both the private and public sectors. A social entrepreneur with unique experience in creating and scaling organizations, Tripp is known for collaborating effectively with opinion leaders and policymakers across the political spectrum at both the federal and state level to shape public policies.
Before joining New Profit, Tripp was the executive vice president and chief administrative officer at The MENTOR Network, a national human service and health care network providing community-based services for adults and children with disabilities and special needs. As a member of the company’s executive team for eight years, Tripp and his colleagues worked with their private equity sponsors to scale and diversify MENTOR’s services from $250 million in revenue operating in 15 states to $1.1 billion in revenue in 38 states.
Prior to that, Tripp co-founded and served as the executive director of MassINC, the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, an independent, nonpartisan think tank committed to developing a public agenda that promotes the growth and vitality of the middle class. For 16 years, MassINC has pursued its agenda through quality research, journalism (as publisher of award-winning CommonWealth magazine), and public education programs focused on the importance of private initiative and the private sector (nonprofit and for-profit), as well as public policy and the public sector.
Tripp has served in a variety of capacities in government and is a veteran of national and state political campaigns. In the early 1990s, he played a key role in leading the successful fight for education reform in Massachusetts, bringing together elected officials, business leaders, educators, and community activists to pass the state’s landmark Education Reform Act of 1993.
He is an active member of his community, serving on various boards, including Citizen Schools, MassINC, National Center on Time & Learning, and Northeastern University’s School of Social Science, Urban Affairs, and Public Policy. A graduate of Hamilton College, he lives in Wayland, Massachusetts with his wife, Robin, his sons Hugh and Tucker, and his daughter Eden.
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