Jean Krone Bono was elected to the RISD board in 2015. She has served in multiple leadership roles supporting her children’s schools and the district. She volunteers at her church and with other organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Mrs. Bono previously served as president for the local chapters of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and National Investor Relations Institute.
She began her career in investor relations, helping companies manage their communications with investors. Jean received her CFA designation and was an investment analyst with two regional brokerage firms before moving back into corporate investor relations. She now provides strategic communications services to clients through her firm JKBono Consulting. Mrs. Bono also teaches personal finance skills to students through Junior Achievement’s Finance Park.
Mrs. Bono attended RISD schools beginning in first grade and is a graduate of Richardson High School.
She received a bachelor’s from Baylor University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jean and her husband Lou moved to Lake Highlands in 1991 and raised two sons who attended RISD schools from kindergarten through graduation. Her primary hobby is playing sports.