For many years, the Atlanta Business League has recognized business owners, professionals, community and civic leaders in Metropolitan Atlanta. Their recognition includes an annual cohort of Men of Influence, an inductee into the Legends Hall of Fame and a Legacy Award winner.
On August 17, the Atlanta Business League selected Peachtree Providence Partners Founding Member Milton H. Jones, Jr. as the Legends Hall of Fame inductee for 2021.
Milton shares this distinct honor with so many esteemed individuals, including The Honorable John Lewis, The Honorable Andrew Young and Henry “Hank” Aaron.
A full statement regarding Milton’s induction is below.
The professional legacy of Atlanta native Milton Jones, Jr. can be summarized with one word: History-making. He made history during a career in banking that spanned more than three decades with the Bank of America and its predecessor companies, C&S, C&S Sovran and NationsBank. He was the first African-American to hold the title of Georgia Market president for BOA and managed an innovation program that was so impressive that it became the topic of a Harvard Business School Case Study and HBR Article. He was the first and only African American to sit on the 12-member Policy Committee and report directly to the CEO of Bank of America when he led BOA’s Quality and Productivity division to produce more than $3 billion of value over three years. He was Executive Chairman and one of the four founders of CertusBank, the largest bank ever founded by African Americans at more than $2 Billion in assets. This year, he made history as the first Black person to become the board chair of the United Negro College Fund. That accomplishment is in addition to his contributions as the past chair of the Atlanta Business League and service as the Treasurer and executive committee member of the 100 Black Men of America. Jones is also an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Peachtree Providence Partners, a holding company that operates a Commercial Insurance brokerage and consults with company owners in energy, financial products, healthcare, technology, manufacturing and other business sectors.