New York diversity consultant Sharon Jones will soon join Haynes and Boone as a partner and the firm’s first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, after advising the Am Law 100 firm on diversity issues for more than three years, including a concentrated stint for the last three months.

Jones, who has owned Jones Diversity for 18 years, will start at Haynes and Boone on Oct. 18. She was attracted to the hands-on opportunity to help a committed firm create a diverse and inclusive organization where diverse lawyers can thrive.