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Hugh H. Jones, Jr. - Retired Chairman & CEO, Barnett Bank of Jacksonville

Hugh Jones is the retired chairman and CEO of the former Barnett Bank of Jacksonville. Following his retirement from Barnett Bank in 1993, he then served as the president of the Baptist Health Systems Foundation for five years.

Mr. Jones began his banking career with Chemical Bank in New York and was promoted to leadership positions with Chemical Bank before joining Barnett Bank of Jacksonville.

Mr. Jones has a long history of active volunteerism in the community. Among his many activities, he founded the Korean Heart program which arranges and provides heart surgery for Korean children with congenital heart problems and the Korean Caring Foundation that helps organize fundraising efforts to support education and medical needs for Korean children. Other beneficiaries of his time and talent include the I.M. Sulzbacher Center, the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville, UNF Foundation and Wolfson Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Cardiology. Mr. Jones holds degrees from Lafayette College and New York University and is a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking at Rutgers University.