Chairman, United Negro College Fund
Milton Jones is a founding member of Peachtree Providence Partners Holding Company, LLC. Peachtree Providence Partners is a holding company with full or partial ownership in companies in key business sectors which include energy, financial products, healthcare, technology, manufacturing/distribution, and consulting. The Peachtree Providence Partners mission is to deliver strategic advice, unparalleled excellence, and balanced risk management, while optimizing results.
Mr. Jones is the former Executive Chairman and a founding member of CertusBank, NA. In this role, he oversaw Board governance and provided input to the strategic direction, capital formation and investor interaction that helped grow the organization into a $1.9 billion Company organically and through acquisitions.
Jones was also a 32-year veteran of Bank of America and its predecessor companies where he held a number of senior executive roles. As former Georgia Market President, Mr. Jones was the ranking executive publicly to customers and communities for an institution with more than $12 Billion in retail deposits, 155 Branches and 7,000 associates. Previously Mr. Jones was the Global Finance Services Group and Supply Chain Management Executive; Global Quality and Productivity Executive, reporting directly to the CEO; President of the Mid-South Region which had more than $15 Billion in deposits and $10 Billion in loans; Technology Infrastructure Executive and President of Dealer Financial services.
Mr. Jones is Chair of the Board of the United Negro College Fund, immediate Past Chair of The Board of The Atlanta Business League, is Vice Chair (and former Chair) of the Board of Trustees of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., is Treasurer and a Board member of the 100 Black Men of America, and serves on the Boards of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, and the Commerce Club. He is also a member of the Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club and is a member and past Chairman of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
Mr. Jones is also an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame (BBA-Accounting ‘74) Leadership Atlanta (’90) and Leadership Georgia (’92). In 2007 he received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa from Shaw University. Mr. Jones is a licensed Life and Health Insurance professional and a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Jones is married with an adult son and daughter and four grandchildren.
Overview: “The median Black family wealth is $24,000 while the median White family wealth is around $188,000. According to the Economic State of Black America report, Black wealth could skyrocket if financial barriers were dismantled." During this workshop, panel experts will address the racial wealth divide and how Black college students can begin building generational wealth for themselves and their families.