In 1982 Joe bought this company assuming association accounts and offering public relations counsel. He has spent the rest of his career with Jones, McAden & Associates. He has been an acknowledged leader in the public relations and association field serving as president of the Public Relations Society of American – South Carolina and president of the South Carolina Society of Association Executives. Both organizations acknowledged him by presenting the SCPRSA Practioner of the Year Award and the SCSAE Executive of the Year Award.
Joe has a Master of Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina, a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of Charleston, is accreted by the Public Relations Society of America and holds a certificate in Association Management from the US Chamber of Commerce.
He has managed and grown numerous associations, successfully lobbied for clients, managed over 50 conferences and helped clients grow their presence in the state and the State House.
His wife of more than 40 years, Docia, is his sweetheart, best friend and mentor.
Joe is the proud father of his JMA partners, Allison Jones King and Adam Jones. He is active in Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church in West Columbia and likes golf, the low country, learning and Gamecock football.