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March 5, 2009

PBS official to speak at UPG graduation

Michael D. Jones, Public Broadcasting System (PBS) chief operating officer, will be the keynote speaker at the 21st annual commencement ceremony at Pitt-Greensburg, scheduled for 11 a.m. April 25 in Chambers Hall.

Prior to joining PBS in January, Jones was senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. FINRA is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States.

An attorney, Jones also has served as deputy director/counsel for the Securities and Exchange Commission and has worked for two U.S. senators.

Jones received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College, where he was selected as a scholar of the college. He earned his juris doctor from Boston College School of Law.

He is a member of the bars of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Active in community affairs, Jones has been a member of the board of trustees of Boston College and the board of advisers of Boston College Law School. He is a member of the board of Jumpstart and president of the Alliance for Investor Education.

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