Chief Operating Officer
About Christine Jones
Christine Jones is the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Go Daddy Operating Company LLC.
As Go Daddy’s first lawyer, Christine made it a priority to establish Go Daddy as a leader in the fight to make the Internet better and safer for users, particularly children. She has testified numerous times before U.S. Congressional Committees in Washington, D.C. about various issues related to the Internet. She also helped drive federal Internet-related legislation, including laws to keep the Web safe from child predators and rogue online pharmacies. For example, she led an organized effort to push through bills such as the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act, the Protect Our Children Act, and the Keeping the Internet Devoid of Sexual Predators Act.
These bills were signed into law by President Bush in October 2008 and have been used by law enforcement and others to shut down illegal online drug sellers and to prosecute online child predators. As an early leader in technology law, she has a unique understanding of the context and history of where we started and where we need to go on privacy, cybersecurity, network security/stability, and other critical infrastructure issues.
Prior to Go Daddy, Christine worked for a Phoenix law firm focusing primarily on commercial litigation. Before entering private practice, Christine worked for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. She spent time in a variety of departments, including stints in Compton, the Special Investigations Division, and the Hard Core Gang Division. Prior to entering the practice of law, Christine practiced as a CPA for several national and international banks in both retail and commercial banking.
A dedicated advocate for education as the great equalizer, Christine has served in many educational contexts. She is an adjunct professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of law at Arizona State University and has been a guest lecturer at a variety of law schools and graduate business schools around the country, including Stanford University, The University of Virginia, Arizona State University, Santa Clara University, Whittier Law School, and many others. She is a published author and served as Editor-In-Chief of the Whittier Law Review. Christine also served as CEO of Great Hearts Academies, the largest provider of K-12 classical, liberal arts education in the nation.
A serial entrepreneur, Christine has started numerous ventures that continue to operate today including a venture capital firm, an enterprise software company, a music management business, and a non-profit, social welfare organization formed to identify issues of importance to voters to help them substantively engage their legislators to shape meaningful future public policy whose significant work to date has served its original mission, as well as other related social welfare work, including: original data gathering and predictive data analytics for both state and federal elections; publication of original findings on millions of data points around voter propensity, effective message delivery, effective social media engagement, college attendance trends, candidate commitment fulfillment, engagement by Latino voters, deteriorating confidence in congress (beginning in 2013), deteriorating confidence in traditional news sources (also beginning in 2013); and, polling and publication of tens of millions of data points around a diverse set of issues.
In addition, Christine stays involved in many volunteer and charitable projects. She serves on the board of directors for her church as well as multiple non-profits; she does a significant amount of pro-bono legal work, mentors young women on a variety of subjects, and can routinely be found teaching students about the dangers of the Internet. Christine enjoys singing the National Anthem at military events and singing with her church praise team and has twice been a candidate for public office.
She has been married for more than 30 years to her husband, Gary Jones, a retired Air Force officer who runs the AFJROTC program at a local high school.
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Chief Operating Officer