|Hal S. Jones|
Senior Vice President–Finance
Chief Financial Officer
Hal S. Jones became senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer of The Washington Post Company in January 2009. He had most recently been chief executive officer of Kaplan Professional, responsible for Kaplan’s professional businesses in financial services, real estate, technology and engineering in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Jones has spent 19 years at The Washington Post Company and Kaplan, serving in a variety of senior management positions with a focus on finance, auditing and accounting. In addition, Jones spearheaded and oversaw numerous highly successful mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Kaplan Professional, Jones served as chief financial officer of Kaplan, Inc. from 1997 to 2000 and chief operating officer of Kaplan International, based in London, from 2003 to 2007.
Previously, Jones, a certified public accountant, spent 13 years at Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in assurance services, where he audited education, healthcare and media clients.
He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Washington.