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Industry Expert Darrius Jones Heads to USAA as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Digital, Design and Innovation

Jones will focus on the innovative future of the business and the digital member experience

SAN ANTONIO, September 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — USAA has hired Darrius Jones for a new role as senior vice president of enterprise digital, design and innovation. Jones, a strategic leader passionate about new and forward-thinking thinking, returns to USAA with a broad portfolio of digital, design, and innovation capabilities. He will report to Ameesh VakhariaDirector of Strategy and Brand USAA.

“Darrius is a seasoned executive with extensive experience connecting people to digital solutions that make doing business with a company and life easier,” Vakharia said. “Our more than 13 million members are located around the world and 95% of their interactions happen through digital channels. USAA has innovation at the forefront and ensures that we provide a seamless digital experience to through our property and accident insurance, life insurance and banking services is critical as we enter our second century of service to military families. »

Jones will lead the development of digital solutions that match the industry-leading, empathetic service provided by USAA teammates. His responsibilities will include leading multiple customer experience teams, as well as innovation focused on digital-scale interactions, employee experience and cybersecurity.

In his past roles at USAA, Jones led company-wide innovation, including USAA Laboratorieswhich focuses on member and employee innovation, advanced research and innovation support.

In addition to his experience at USAA, Jones has served as a leader in digital, design, product management, marketing and innovation functions for several large companies, including Charles Schwab, Poly, Cisco, Merrill Lynch and Computershare. As Managing Director of Schwab, he was responsible for product management, strategy and operation of the company’s digital channels to help investors easily connect with their portfolios. Similarly, at Merrill, Lynch Jones led strategy development for the company’s contact center and telecommunications technology that helped connect customers to advisors.

“USAA is a special place because of the members we serve and the dedication and passion of our employees who serve them,” Jones said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead incredible teams of digital designers, innovators and big thinkers who will propel how we serve our employees and members into our next 100 years.”

About USAA

Founded in 1922 by a group of military officers, USAA is a leading provider of insurance, banking, investment and retirement solutions to more than 13 million members of the United States military, veterans who served honorably and their families. Based at San Antonio, USAA has offices in eight US cities and three overseas locations and employs more than 38,000 people worldwide. Each year, the company contributes to national and local nonprofit organizations to support military families and the communities where employees live and work. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit

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