Matt Jones earned his Eagle in the National Capital Area Council in 1990 when he was a member of Troop 654 based in Mt. Vernon, VA.
Matt currently serves as an owner, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Leading Authorities, Inc. (“LAI”) a privately held company in Washington, DC that represents notable figures for speaking and literary representation, helps organizations design and produce events, and works with companies in need of creative video production. Jones joined the firm in 1997 and has overseen the firm’s growth to more than 10x its size in his tenure. Today, LAI is one of the top companies of its kind in the industry, employing almost 100 people and managing to succeed throughout the last few years despite the decline of in-person events.
Matt exemplifies the spirit and commitment of an Eagle Scout, not only as a successful businessperson, but as someone who supports and gives back to the community and assists those less fortunate and in need.
While enjoying success as a company, Matt and LAI have also supported the National Capital Area Council for over 10 years by helping to produce fundraising events, donating services, and producing videos highlighting scouting achievements in the region.
In addition to supporting the Boy Scouts of America, Matt and LAI have actively supported MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, SOME – So Others Might Eat, the Alzheimer’s Association, Bright Beginnings, SEALKIDS, Little League Baseball and many other local charities through fundraising, event production, and video production.
Congratulations to Matt and his fellow 2022 NOESA Honorees! Please join us on March 23, 2022 at Army Navy Country Club for a celebration honoring the 2022 NOESA recipients. For more information visit, www.ncacbsa.org/noesa/.