Frederick L. Jones II is the Communications Director for Chairman John Kerry in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was a career Foreign Service Officer for over ten years, serving both domestically and abroad in positions with the State Department and Executive Office of the President during the Bush and Clinton Administrations. In his last position with the State Department, Jones worked as Deputy Director of the Office of Strategic Communications. Previously, he was detailed to the National Security Council, where he served first as Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs and later as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Office of Communications, Press, and Speechwriting. Jones also served as Media Coordinator/Deputy Press Secretary for Secretary of State Colin Powell and Deputy Press Secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid.