Bruce H. Jones
2019 Inductee, Secured Finance Network
Bruce Jones was with the Secured Finance Network (formerly Commercial Finance Association) for 42 years, serving as executive director for five years. He retired in 2007. Right after completing college (Brooklyn College), he was drafted into the Army. He spent two years in the Army, much of which were served in Bremerhaven, West Germany as a cryptographer in the Signal Corps. He was the third chief administration officer of the trade group. In addition to his SFNet work, Jones was involved in local New Jersey politics. In 1981 and 1982, he was on the Township Committee of South Brunswick Township. Also, in the late 70s and early 80s, he served on the Planning and Environmental Committees of the Township.
Jones lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathryn G. Jones, a son, Greg, daughter-in-law, Milada, and a daughter Alexa. Bruce is also survived by two grandchildren, Mia and William.
Industry leaders who knew Bruce well said:
“I remember Bruce graciously welcoming me at my first conference in Washington, DC and mid-year meetings. I remember his friendship and loyalty as we developed what was then called the ‘small independent’ lenders and factors group. I remember him helping me find the right words of ‘welcome’ at the San Francisco conference immediately after the 9/11 tragedy.”
“I worked very closely with Bruce for many years. He was always cooperative and very helpful and had good judgment. We shared many a good joke. His humor was infectious. His love of poetry and singing brings a smile to my face.”
“He was a good friend and colleague, always had a smile, always willing to help. He will be missed.”
“There was never I time I was with Bruce that I didn’t enjoy his company. He did a lot for SFNet and was a very special person.”