New president for NSSA foundation

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SALISBURY — Thomas Gregory “Greg” Jones has been elected as the new president of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Foundation Inc.
The foundation is the operating body of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association & Hall of Fame.
Jones replaces Bob Setzer, who had served as president for eight years. Setzer will remain on the foundation board. Two new members have also joined the foundation board: WSTP morning personality and play-by-play announcer Howard Platt and Salisbury Post Publisher Greg Anderson.
“We are excited to have Greg Jones take a leadership role in NSSA,” Executive Director Dave Goren said. “He’s been involved with the organization for several years and I look forward to working with him for many years to come.”
Jones is a native of Newport News, Va., but moved to Rowan County as a child. Educated in Rowan County schools, he graduated from East Rowan High School. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991 with a business degree before completing his law degree at Regent University School of Law in 1994.
Jones then moved back to Rowan County to practice law. He is currently employed at Doran, Shelby, Pethel and Hudson in Salisbury, where he specializes in criminal, personal injury and contract law.
The son of the late Thomas F. Jones of Smithfield, Va., and Sharon and Ron Horton of Salisbury, Jones is married to Kristie C. Jones, a Catawba College graduate and kindergarten teacher in the Rowan-Salisbury School System. They are the parents of one son, T.J.