Kathryn R. Jones is the founder and current president of the African American Chamber of Commerce. She has always had a passion for business entrepreneurship and saw the Chamber as an opportunity to encourage, uplift and expand Black owned/lead businesses in Idaho. Kathryn also loves volunteering when possible. She participated as a planning board member of the 2018 & 2019 Soul Food Festival. She assisted with donations for the 2019 Latino Festival and the 2019 Grand Fiesta Gala. Kathryn is a mentor with Brown Like Me, an organization that supports Black children in culturally diverse families. Kathryn continues to study Economics and Urban Development so that she can be an asset to her community. Her hope is to bring resources to the Treasure Valley that will help grow cultural diversity.