The American Bankers Association has appointed Robert G. Jones as chairman of ABA’s American Bankers Council for the 2018-2019 membership year. Jones is currently chairman and CEO of Old National Bancorp in Evansville, Ind., and is a member of its board of directors. Prior to joining Old National, Jones served for 25 years at KeyCorp.
“Midsize banks are critical economic drivers, and this council will benefit tremendously from Bob’s leadership in this space,” said Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO. “His depth of knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset.”
While Jones has been the Chairman and CEO of Old National, the company has received national recognition. Since 2012, Old National has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the prestigious Ethisphere Institute. From 2012-2015, the company received the Employee Volunteer Program of the Year award from VolunteerMatch. Since 2013, the company has received the Worklife Seal of Distinction. In 2016, Old National was recognized as one of the Best Banks to Work for by American Banker Magazine. Jones has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business News, CNBC and Bloomberg Television as a spokesman for Old National and community banking. He is very active in his community and serves on many nonprofit boards.
The American Bankers Council (ABC) is ABA’s banker-driven peer group for midsize bank chief executives. The Council provides feedback and direction to the ABA on key regulatory and legislative issues critical to midsize banks. In addition, the Council participates in regular meetings with their peers to exchange information and share best practices on issues affecting their banks.
Jones is a graduate of Ashland University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and business administration.