Odis Jones was named executive director of Detroit's Public Lighting Authority in June 2013 and resigned in February 2016. He's a graduate of Osborn High School. Before coming back to Detroit, he was Director of Economic Development at the City of Cincinnati and also worked at the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. He has an MPA from Western Michigan and a BS from Central Michigan 

Odis Jones' biography on the PLA website


6 February 2016. Detroit Public Lighting Authority names new CEO. Crain's Detroit Business. "Nicolette Carlone, the Detroit Public Lighting Authority's COO, was promoted to CEO on Saturday, replacing Odis Jones who resigned abruptly three days ago amid a dispute with the mayor".

26 June 2013. Odis Jones hired to help get and keep the lights on in Detroit. Detorit Free Press.