Meet David Jones
Previously a commercial loan officer for five years at a major southeast regional bank, David Jones also spent five years as lending director for Southeast Local Development Corporation (now known as Brightbridge, Inc.). In addition, he has ten years experience as a company CFO or controller, including four years as CFO at Intersign Corporation, a 75-employee manufacturing firm located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
David served as a member of a statewide taskforce on micro-enterprise development in association with the Tennessee Network for Community Economic Development, and from 2001-2002 as a member of the advisory board of Southeast Community Capital/Chattanooga Opportunity Fund. He also has served in the past as a board member of Volunteer Community School, Fortwood Mental Health Center, Jobs Plus of Chattanooga, 28th District Community Development Corporation, North Chattanooga Neighborhood Association, North Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and Chattanooga Downtown YMCA.
David has owned and operated several businesses. From 1997 to 2015 he was a partner in a business that bought and rehabbed residential properties in downtown and North Chattanooga. He operated The Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art from 2012 until 2014. In 2015, he was lead instructor for the nationally recognized “Streetwise MBA” curriculum for NextLevel Chattanooga, a collaboration of The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, City of Chattanooga, and Brightbridge Inc.
David graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in Education and later completed 42 hours of graduate business courses there. He also has an MBA from Louisiana State University-Shreveport.
DAVID ON THE ISSUES
We want to work with our small businesses and large industries to support our job doers and ensure that they are earning a fair wage for a fair day of work. Working in the small business community myself...
Currently, Tennessee ranks 36th in K-12 Education and 14th in teacher pay with a huge disparity in pay between rural and urban teachers. And, although the state of Tennessee has increased its...
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