Head of Dealer Financial Services, SunTrust
Charles “Chuck” Jones is the head of Dealer Financial Services for SunTrust. In this role, Chuck oversees indirect auto lending programs in 22 states and the District of Columbia as well as all 50 states for Marine and RV for SunTrust’s Consumer Lending division.
Dealer Financial Services has been serving the indirect customer for approximately 50 years.
Previously, Chuck served as a president of Strategic Automotive Consultants providing guidance to businesses on their auto lending products and services. He spent more than 11 years with Wells Fargo’s Dealer Services division, where he had oversight of $2 billion in monthly auto loan originations, the most profitable auto finance organization in the nation at that time.
During his 34 year career in the financial industry, Chuck has held a number of leadership roles including Indirect Production Manager, and Division Manager for Wells Fargo, Florida Group Manager and Buying Center Manager with CitiFinancial, Consumer Loan Center Manager with Bank One in Wichita Falls and Dallas, Texas and Vice President of Compliance and Consumer Loans with First City National Bank,
Chuck is a graduate of Sam Houston State University where he is member of the Hall of Honor and serves on the advisory council for the College of Business Administration. He is the Chairman of the Auto Finance Roundtable of the Automotive Resource Network and is on the Vehicle Finance Board of the American Financial Services Association. Chuck is a member of the Consumer Bankers Association Automobile Finance Committee. He lives with his wife Debbie and their Airedale Maya. Chuck and his wife annually grant eight scholarships or fellowships to students to attend college in Texas, Florida, and Georgia. They have one daughter, Lauren who is 31.