January Alumni Spotlight: Pat Jones
Pat Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Leadership Institute, former member of the Utah State Legislature for 14 years, and former President of Dan Jones and Associates.
Year of graduation: 1993
Hinckley Experiences: I did a Hinckley media internship with KSL TV and actually helped produce a morning show rather than being the coffee girl, which was what I had expected. It was a great experience, though I had to get up at 4 am to get ready and drive through snowstorms to be at the station. I met influential and talented people there and learned the role/importance of the media. You could call ANYONE and, once you identified as calling from KSL TV, they would answer the call. It is the power of the media.
I have also spoken numerous times at the Hinckley Institute, at legislative wrap-ups, Huntsman Seminars, and at KUED. They keep asking me back until I get it right.
The Hinckley Institute provides practical, inspirational experiences for students. No doubt, there is cache’ in stating that “I once was a Hinckley intern.”