Jones elected to ABA board

Published 12:09 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2012

United Bank announced Thursday, March 8 that Robert R. “Bob” Jones, president and CEO, has been elected to the board of directors for the American Bankers Association. ABA’s board is the association’s governing body between annual conventions and is made up of CEOs from banks of all sizes.

“I am honored to be representing United Bank, our region and our industry,”
Jones said.  “Though our competitive situations are different and our local
economies vary, there are core issues that all bankers and all communities are concerned about.”

ABA represents banks of all sizes and charters and is the voice for the nation’s $13 trillion banking industry and its $2 million employees.

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The association provides educational benefits and programs for its members, represents, the industry in Washington and speaks on behalf of the industry in the press.

“In the ever-evolving landscape of regulations and with the challenges facing our industry, I am looking forward to helping restore a sense of trust and responsibility to banking and to being a voice for our business and for our customers,” Jones said.

A native of Camden, Ala., Jones joined United Bank in 1990 and became President and CEO in 1992. He is a Navy veteran and received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from Auburn University. He is a graduate of Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, the ABA National Commercial Lending School and the Professional Master of Banking School at Louisiana State University.

He is a Director for the ABA’s Education Foundation and the Bay Area Food Bank and also serves on the South Alabama Asset Building Coalition and South Alabama Workforce Development Coalition.