Allen Jones handles the print and online media needs of the Texas Association of Public Employees Retirement Systems. Before joining TEXPERS in 2017, he worked as a freelance journalist contracted with the Houston Chronicle, a daily newspaper owned by media conglomerate Hearst. Allen wrote about people, places and events throughout the greater Houston area; often focusing on government, education and business topics. Before that, he worked as a publications manager for Hibu, an international corporation, overseeing nine of the company’s community lifestyle magazine titles distributed throughout the Houston area. He also spent nearly 10 years working for Houston Community Newspapers, a group of community publications, working his way from a general assignments reporter to editor of two of the company’s suburban papers located in Northwest Harris County and Montgomery County. Allen has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Public Relations Society of America.