Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Michael S. Jones was recently appointed to the City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission.

This body is designed to provide Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council with additional private and public sector experience, expertise, information and recommendations related to improving productivity and work measurement within city government.

Jones, who also owns the company Success Management, LLC which is a life-coaching firm, was nominated for the post by Councilman Bernard Parks and approved by the full city council.

Prior to starting his own firm, Jones also held a number of management positions including serving as director of development for the YMCAs of South Los Angeles. He was also executive director and director of development for the Crenshaw Family YMCA, where he directed a branch that was staffed by 70 employees in seven locations, managed a $2 million budget, and provided strategic planning and development to grow the organization.