JOSETTA JONES, Chevron Chief Diversity Officer

JOSETTA JONES is Chevron’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, a role she assumed in February 2021. Josetta leads the Diversity, Inclusion, and Ombuds function and oversees strategic D&I partnerships with professional and business associations.

Prior to this role, Josetta was Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property, where she was responsible for the Intellectual Property Law Group, comprised of trademark attorneys, patent attorneys, patent agents, legal analysts, and legal assistants who procure and protect Chevron’s intellectual property.

Josetta joined Chevron in 2002 as a patent attorney in the Intellectual Property Law Group, supporting Oronite. Before joining Chevron, Josetta was as an environmental engineer for a petrochemical company in Channelview, Texas and was a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), examining patent applications for methods of making semiconductor devices.

From 2008-2014, Josetta served as Chair of Chevron’s Law Function Diversity Council focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession both inside and outside of Chevron. She has served as a role model volunteer with Techbridge Girls since 2003 and was a member of Techbridge Girls’ California Advisory Board.

Josetta was named Best Bay Area Counsel – Diversity Champion, by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times. She also received the Diversity Champion Award from the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Club’s Diversity Committee.

Josetta received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University; a Juris Doctor degree from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law; and a Master of Laws in Patent and Intellectual Property Law from George Washington University.

When she’s away from work, Josetta likes to read, travel, listen to old school rap and hip-hop, bake, and spend time with her family and friends.