About Frankie

Frankie T. Jones

County Commissioner Frankie T. Jones is the former Chairman of the Guilford County Planning Board, a position he has held since 2017. He is also a member of the Greensboro Planning & Zoning Commission, Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority Board, and the Greensboro ABC Board. He is a former Chairman of the Greensboro Board of Adjustment and a graduate of the City of Greensboro City Academy. 

Jones has previously served or is currently serving on the boards of several organizations, including Gateway Research Park, Triad Stage, Triad Goodwill, Piedmont Land Conservancy, and Preservation Greensboro. He is the current Chairman of the Greensboro Sports Council. He is a Silver Life Member in the NAACP and a past Executive Committee member for the Greensboro Branch. He is also a former chair of the Real Property Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and a former member of the Davidson College Board of Visitors. He is an active member of the Greensboro Bar Association and Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers. 

He has been recognized for inclusion in North Carolina Legal Elite, North Carolina Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Triad Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, Greensboro News & Record’s Top 20 People of Influence in Greensboro (#4), and Black Business Ink’s 40 Under 40 Most Influential African-Americans in the Triad. 

He is currently a Vice President & Managing Director in the Investments Department at Lincoln Financial. Prior to his current role, he was a partner in the Greensboro office of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, where he focused his practice on real estate and business law. An Alamance County native, Jones earned his B.A. in History (Minor in Economics) from Davidson College as a James B. Duke scholar and starter on the football team. He earned his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Virginia School of Law. His wife, Ashley Coote Jones, is a Greensboro native, Bennett College alumna, a licensed funeral director, and has a Master’s in Public Health.