Kiyundra Jones was appointed as President of the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce and Oak Cliff Empowered, Inc. as of July 2014 where she serves the membership as its Chief Executive Officer in addition to her role as President.
Dedicated to the Chamber and its members, Mrs. Jones graduated from the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management as a certified Chamber Executive. This education and training have ensured a seamless transition into her dual role of managing and leading the Oak Cliff Chamber as well as its non-profit, Oak Cliff Empowered, Inc.
Mrs. Jones was honored by the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce as one of “40 under 40” upcoming Community leaders. In her dual role at the Chamber, she has received enthusiastic support from Dr. Elba Garcia, Dentist and County Commissioner, by Dr. Tony Evans of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez, States Representatives Toni Rose, Yvonne Davis and Helen Giddings and Mayor Eric Johnson.
She is also a 2009 graduate of the Leadership Southwest Program which is supported by the Cedar Hill, Duncanville, DeSoto, Lancaster and Oak Cliff Chambers and is designed to train and develop tomorrow’s leaders while providing in-depth exposure to critical issues facing the communities in which they live. LSW participants are selected from active community leaders and volunteers on boards, councils, and commissions who are making significant contributions to the future of Southwest Dallas County.
Kiyundra serves on or has served on numerous committees in conjunction with her role as President which includes or included the Executive Committee for Leadership Southwest, the Advisory Board for Impact Dallas Capital, Southern Dallas Committee, Dallas Independent School District’s Future Facilities Task Force, Dallas Police Department Community Coalition, Chair of the Tax Increment Financing Mall Area Redevelopment Board, Tax Ratification Election Steering Committee, Dallas Zoo Board of Directors, and the Public Advisory Committee for the Dallas Executive Airport.
Mrs. Jones is an enthusiastic volunteer and tutor of underprivileged middle school students at Sam Tasby Middle School. She has volunteered since 2008 supporting the Dallas Low Birth Weight and Development Clinic which provides comprehensive medical and psychosocial treatment for mothers through intensive intervention, education, social services, and development testing for premature infants from birth to age three.
Employed by the Chamber since 2007, Mrs. Jones moved with her family to Dallas from Florida in 2006. Kiyundra and her husband, Brandon Powell, reside in Oak Cliff, Texas.