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Retired local banker Al Jones named as new port commissioner

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 14:45:27-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Al Jones has been appointed as the newest Corpus Christi Port Commissioner by the Corpus Christi City Council.

He replaces Wayne Squires who resigned from the commission in December after a 6 Investigates report uncovered false academic claims made on Squires' resume and port commission biography page.

Jones, 77, is a longtime power broker in the Coastal Bend who most recently served as president of American Bank Holding Corp.

He also has served on a regional Federal Reserve Bank advisory board and is a founder of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp.

He served a co-chairman of the board and as the company's CEO for American Bank before stepping down in 2015.

It will mark a return of sorts for Jones, who served one term on the commission before leaving in 2015. He rejoins the seven-person board which guides decisions at the Port of Corpus Christi.

Jones also served in multiple capacities on the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System board and with the CHRISTUS Spohn Foundation, also is Co-Chair of the hospital's Our PATH Forward Capital Campaign,

We'll have more on his appointment later today on KRIS 6 News.