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Steve Jones

Board President

Steve was born and raised in Fresno, California. After graduating from Bullard High Steve spent six years building homes, roads and Marinas in the Central Valley, Sierra Nevada’s and Gulf Islands of British Columbia. After Steve graduated from Malaspina University in British Columbia and The University of Portland with his Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Business Administration respectively Steve became a Certified Public Accountant working for a Regional Accounting Firm in Portland Oregon. Steve began a career in financial services as an auditor working for PacifiCorp Financial Services. He then moved into Bank Acquisitions and Financial Reporting with First Interstate Bank and Wells Fargo Bank in both Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona. Afterward, Steve joined Bank One, working in Phoenix, Denver and Columbus, Ohio. Immediately prior to moving home to Fresno, Steve held the position of President of The Grange Bank in Columbus, Ohio.

Before becoming President and CEO of Murphy Bank in Fresno, Steve held the position of CEO of Suncrest Bank in Visalia. It was at Suncrest Bank where he worked since the 2016 merger with Security First Bank in Fresno. During his time at Security First Bank, he was the President and CEO while he helped them organize in 2005 and open in 2007. Steve has been married to his best friend Pat since 1981 and they have three grown children who continue living and working in the Fresno area. Steve and Pat reside in the Old Fig Garden neighborhood. Steve puts his building skills to work on a regular basis and he is active in his Christian Walk at both his church and the mission field. His love of Jesus and his building skills intersect to create his passion for Habitat for Humanity. Steve believes in the dignity of having a proper roof overhead. Bringing this dignity to our families through service in the name of Jesus Christ is a great testimony for followers of Christ.

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