Thomas Jones, Jr.
Thomas Jones, Jr. is a partner with the accounting and consulting firm of McConnell & Jones LLP, which he helped form in 1996. Mr. Jones leads the firm’s small business and tax group and is the practice leader for the firm’s overall business development and marketing efforts. Mr. Jones has served on our Board from November 2008 to February 2017 and since July 2017 and on the board of directors of the Bank from November 2008 to May 2017 and since July 2017. Mr. Jones also served as an independent board member of Princeton Capital Corporation, a publicly-traded business development company, from 2015 to 2016. From 1985 to 1995, Mr. Jones served as a Vice President at Texas Commerce Bank (now Chase Bank) in the bank’s investment management services department. Prior to joining Texas Commerce Bank, Mr. Jones served as Treasurer and Tax Manager of Uncle Ben’s Rice from 1982 to 1985, where he was responsible for managing the company’s cash flows, banking relationships and compliance requirements for all Federal, state and local tax filings.
Mr. Jones began his professional career with the Houston office of the international accounting firm of Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young) as a staff auditor and later as a manager in the firm’s tax department. Mr. Jones is also a partner in HUNTJON, LLC, a real estate development company focusing on the construction and management of multi-family housing units for low and moderate income senior citizens. Mr. Jones also currently serves as Chairman of the Florida A&M University Foundation Board and as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Jones received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. Mr. Jones’ business experience and accounting experience qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.