DeWitt (Dick) Jones is Executive Vice President of Boston Community Capital and President of BCC’s Boston Community Managed Assets and BCC Solar Energy Advantage (SEA) affiliates. He has served as a member of BCC’s leadership team since it was established in 1985 and is also a director of the Boston Community Venture Fund and Boston Community Loan Fund. Dick leads and oversees BCC’s sustainable development activities, including its Energy Advantage Program, renewable energy initiatives under SEA, and WegoWise. Under his leadership, SEA has developed approximately 2.4 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) capacity on affordable housing developments and community facilities and is one of the largest third-party solar PV owners in the state. Dick was a co-founder of WegoWise and has served as its board chair since it was established.
Prior to joining BCC, he was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Urban Reinvestment Advisory Group and served as a VISTA volunteer from 1980-1981. He was a founding member of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and served on its board from 1988-1996 where he chaired its Financial Services and Public Affairs committees. From 1991-1998, Dick was co-owner and treasurer of Maria and Ricardo's Tortilla Factory, a national industry leader located in Boston's inner-city. He currently serves on the board of Boston Day and Evening Academy, a public charter high school serving over-age high school students.
Dick’s prior board experience includes serving as Board president of the Penikese Island School, a wilderness school for boys in trouble with the law, and as the treasurer of the Center for Women and Enterprise, a regional women’s business development center. He has been appointed by Boston Mayor Menino to serve on the city’s Renew Boston Advisory Committee its Blue Ribbon Task Force on Housing Finance.
Dick is a graduate of Harvard College and the Kennedy School of Government. He is a resident of the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. In 2008, Dick and his wife, Viki Bok, received the City of Boston’s Green Residential Award.