Houston Equity Fund


President | Partner, McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy, LLP

Thomas Jones is a named partner of McConnell Jones LLP, a top 25 Houston CPA firm. The firm was formed 25 years ago after and now ranks as one of the top 25 CPA firms in Houston, 2nd largest African-American owned firms in the country and was named as one of the top 20 fastest growing firms in the country by Accounting Today in 2020. Mr. Jones leads the firm’s small business and tax group and is a practice leader for the firm’s overall business development efforts.

The firm offers a full range of business advisory services including audit, accounting and tax planning & compliance, and management consulting services. The firm’s diverse client base includes Fortune 500 companies, privately held businesses, governmental entities, non-profit institutions and individuals. The firm has a professional and administrative staff of over 120 with satellite offices in Dallas, TX., Washington, DC and Austin, TX.

Thomas also serves as a founding director, member of the Loan, Audit and Governance Committees of the Spirit of Texas Bank, a publicly traded financial institution with over 30 branches in Texas. Mr. Jones previously served in a similar roll with Royal Oaks Bank and was on the board of Princeton Capital, a publicly traded business development company focused on providing capital and financing for small growth companies.

Thomas is the immediate past Chairman of the Florida A&M University Foundation Board and currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce and Board of Jazz Houston, Inc.,

Mr. Jones received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Florida A&M University and remains an active enthusiastic alum.