US Bank executive Bill Jones retires

Bill Jones

US Bank regional manager Bill Jones has announced his retirement after 37 years with the bank. Most recently, Jones oversaw the US Bank Community East division for Consumer and Business Banking, an eight-state region that includes his home state of Kentucky.

A 1977 graduate with honors from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, where he earned a degree in accounting and business administration, Jones began his career at U.S. Bank in 1985 as chief financial officer of the holding company publicly traded bank, CBT Corporation, and its main bank Citizens Bank & Trust in Paducah, assuming the role of President and CEO in early 1992. CBT Corporation was later sold to Mercantile Bancorporation in the late 1990s , which was later consolidated under the US Bank brand.

From 1977 to 1982, Jones earned the distinction as a certified public accountant, working for Ernst and Young in Louisville. Prior to becoming CFO of CBT Corporation, Jones served as CFO of a private company based in Louisville.

A former president of Western Kentucky Alumni, Jones is currently a board member of the Commonwealth Fund for KET (Kentucky Educational Television) and serves as president and board member of Mercy Health Hospital in Paducah. He is a past president and/or board member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Paducah Chamber of Commerce, the Paducah-McCracken County Joint Sewer Agency, the Association of Public Television Stations, the Four Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and former member of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board.

He is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky and Leadership Paducah. He is the 2017 recipient of the Leadership Kentucky Flame of Excellence Award, which recognizes an outstanding Kentuckian “who goes bravely ahead and lights the way for others,” and the 2021 recipient of Leadership Paducah Alumnus of the Year. . He also won the Alben Barkley Distinguished Citizens Award in 1982.

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