LaShona Patton-Jones is a native of Charlotte, NC and currently resides in Randallstown, MD. She is a wife and mother six children. LaShona holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Bennett College for Women, an MBA from Capella University and a Master’s of Science in Human Resources Organizational Development. Ms. Patton-Jones moved to Maryland in 2006 and her impact on the community was felt immediately. She cultivated a career in workforce development and held leadership positions at America Works, Catholic Charities, and UDC Workforce Development. LaShona transferred her skillset to the Human Resources field in 2014 after completing her master’s degree.
Currently, LaShona is an employee of the State of Maryland and works in the Human Resources Department at the Department of Budget and Management. She is owner and operator of a full-service catering service L and M Catering. She is also a licensed Non-Public Arbitrator for FINRA and uses her past experience as a licensed Financial Representative to educate the community on wealth building. Ms. Patton-Jones has a wealth of knowledge that she shares weekly throughout Maryland concerning personal development, professional development, and wealth creation. LaShona volunteers at various schools in the Baltimore community in the Cherry Hill neighbor. She works with 7th and 8th graders with Seasoned Women Ministries as a mentor. She cultivates trust and teaches a curriculum called Choices which assist students with developing self-esteem, hygiene, and better life choices.
Her volunteerism doesn’t stop there but extends with her work with women and girls of color as a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter. LaShona Patton-Jones is now an author with her new release of her first book- Learning to Cook for My Man Romance through Food which is dedicated to her mother.