Charles Jones, III
Chuck Jones leads Dealer Financial Services for Truist Bank. In this role, he oversees indirect lending for auto dealers. Jones joined SunTrust now Truist in December 2014 as Head of National Indirect Lending.
Jones began his career in 1982 and has significant experience in leading large-scale transformations and building efficient business models. He has served in leadership roles in compliance, card, real estate, student lending, servicing, direct, and indirect lending.
Jones served as Chairman of the Vehicle Finance Board (2019-2020), and as former member of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee of the American Financial Services Association. AFSA awarded Chuck the Distinguished Service Award in 2021.He currently serves on the Vehicle Finance Committee, the Consumer Banking Association Auto Finance Committee and previously on the TransUnion Auto Advisory Board.
In addition, Jones is very active in his community and serves on the Advisory Council for the College of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University. He serves on the board for the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and the Lumpkin County Water & Sewage Authority and as Chairman of the Development Authority of Lumpkin County.
Jones is also a member of several community organizations, including the Lumpkin County Audit Committee, the College and Career Academy Advisory Council for Lumpkin County School System, and the Finance Committee at Dahlonega United Methodist Church.
Jones is a graduate of Sam Houston State University where he earned a bachelors degree in finance. He was inducted into the Hall of Honor for the College of Business Administration for his service to the university and was named a Distinguished Alumni in 2019. Jones has also completed the ABA Retail Lending School at the University of Oklahoma. Together, Jones and his wife Debbie have sponsored 250 college scholarships for students in need.
Jones lives in Dahlonega, GA with his wife Debbie and their lakeland terrier, Atticus Finch. They have one daughter, Lauren.