James Jones currently serves as a co-chairman and chief executive officer of Manatt Jones Global Strategies, a business consulting firm, and is senior counsel to the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. Prior to joining the firm, he served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 1993 to 1997. Jones has also served as president of Warnaco International and chairman and CEO of the American Stock Exchange. As congressman of Oklahoma from 1973 to 1987, he was chairman of the House Budget Committee and a ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee. When he was only 28, President Lyndon Johnson selected him as chief of staff, making him the youngest person in history to hold this position. Jones serves on a number of Boards including those of Anheuser Busch and the Kaiser Family Foundation.