It takes years of qualified experience to provide industry-leading legal counsel. Couple that experience with the dedication to help those around you and you have our General Counsel and VP of Product Design, Sheilla Jones.
Sheilla received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Baylor University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center where she graduated Cum Laude and Order of the Coif. Sheilla also served as Chief Research Editor during her tenure on the Houston Law Review Board of Editors.
Sheilla began her legal career in 1991 as a business transaction and finance attorney for the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins LLP before serving as Deputy General Counsel for American General Corp—now American International Group, Inc. (AIG). She represented American General and its subsidiaries, including The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (VALIC), on a variety of commercial and regulatory matters.
Since 2003, Sheilla has focused her practice and career on federal regulations and guidance for HRAs and tax-exempt trusts, and more recently on other account-based health plans such as FSAs and HSAs, representing leaders in the industry, including VALIC, Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. and now OneBridge Benefits.
In addition to traditional compliance and leadership responsibilities as the OneBridge Benefits General Counsel, Sheilla’s role includes providing direction for the design, compliance, and operational aspects of OneBridge’s account-based health plans, including HRAs and FSAs and related tax-exempt trusts. Sheilla’s expertise also includes plan and trust design, regulatory compliance and reporting, plan management and operation, and drafting of plan documents, forms, literature, and communication.
Sheilla’s unique ability to be an integral part of our product design team while providing general legal counsel has given her a pivotal role at OneBridge Benefits. She understands our operation from design to execution and she enjoys working alongside a team of individuals that are as unique as she is. To meet the rest of our team, check out our team feature video.