Stanford Health Care names Marc E. Jones new board chair

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Marc E. Jones has been a board member since 2020. He succeeds John Levin as chair.

Marc Jones

Marc E. Jones, chairman, president and CEO of Aeris Communications Inc., has been named chair of the Stanford Health Care Board of Directors. His term began Jan. 1.

A renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and executive, Jones brings decades of experience as a leader in the technology sector, most recently at Aeris, which provides Internet of Things services for large companies worldwide. Jones succeeds John Levin, who has served on the Stanford Health Care board from 2009 to 2021, and held the position of chair for eight years. 

Jones has been a board member since 2020 and previously served as vice chair. He also sits on several other boards at Stanford, including the Stanford University Board of Trustees and the Stanford Medicine Catalyst Task Force. In addition, Jones served as a vital member of the Stanford Medicine Commission on Justice and Equity, which was formed in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and produced a landmark report positioning the institution to assert national leadership on diversity, equity and inclusion issues.

“Marc’s keen intellect and strategic perspective have been invaluable to guiding Stanford Health Care through an unprecedented period,” said David Entwistle, president and CEO of Stanford Health Care. “More than that, he has a deep understanding of our community and is passionately committed to our mission of delivering high-quality, high-value patient care and advancing health equity.”

“I’m honored to take on this role at Stanford Health Care,” Jones said. “It is a transformational time for health care, with tremendous opportunities to reimagine the clinical environment for our patients and improve health for all. I look forward to working with the board, our leaders and the entire enterprise in seizing this moment while continuing our proud tradition of clinical excellence and compassionate care.”

Named by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as one of the nation’s best entrepreneurs in 2012 and 2013, Jones has also served as the president and COO of Madge Networks Inc. and as chairman, president and CEO of Visionael Corp., where he helped raise more than $40 million to fuel growth of the enterprise network management and automation firm.

In addition to his professional work and Stanford affiliations, Jones serves on the boards of the California Health Care Foundation, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and Ingersoll Rand.

He received his bachelor’s degree in political science and his jurisprudence doctorate from Stanford University.

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