Hal Stanley Jones serves as Chief Financial Officer of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), a diversified education and media company. From 1989 until 2013, Mr. Jones worked in various capacities at The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), an American daily newspaper, the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C. From January 2009 to September 2013, he served as the Senior Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer. From January 2008 to December 2009 he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan Professional, a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. From 2003 to 2006 he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Kaplan International, a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. Prior to joining The Washington Post Company, Mr. Jones worked for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) from 1977 to 1988. Mr. Jones also served as a director of a predecessor of the company. In addition, Mr. Jones serves on the board of directors of Studio Theatre, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. Mr. Jones received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.