KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — David Jones, Kendal Corp.’s vice president for development, will retire June 26 after 27 years with the organization.
Since joining Kendal in 1992, Jones has collaborated with executive directors, affiliate boards of directors and staff throughout the Kendal system. The nonprofit owner-operator is based in Kennett Square.
During Jones’s tenure, Kendal added 11 new affiliates in seven states. He has served as project leader for the design and construction of several Kendal communities and has overseen renovations and expansions on many Kendal campuses.
Over the past 12 years, Jones has led the Kendal Sustainability Project Group, bringing residents and staff in every Kendal community together online and in quarterly conference calls to share ideas and model practices to sustain and improve the environment. He also oversaw the design and construction of 48 LEED Gold-certified cottages on the Kendal at Longwood campus in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Most recently, Jones oversaw Kendal at Lexington’s $40 million expansion project in Virginia and supervised the development and construction of the new Preston building at Barclay Friends, slated to open this fall in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Jones graduated from Earlham College in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in geology. He received a master’s degree in geology in 1978 from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.