The Silver Crescent Foundation, the South Carolina nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the vitality of South Carolina’s manufacturing industry and educating citizens about rewarding career opportunities in manufacturing, has elected business leader Fran Jones, to a three-year term on its board of directors. Fran R. Jones is vice president of administrative services for Bridgestone America’s new $900 million Off Road Tire Plant in Aiken.


She began her Bridgestone career in 1990 at a green field tire manufacturing start-up in Warren County, Tenn. With Bridgestone she has held positions including human resources service leader for the Aiken PSR Plant, vice president, Human resources and talent management for BATO North America as well as vice president, human resources business partners before assuming her current position.


In her current capacity, Jones is responsible for the human resources, community and government relations, training and development, transportation services and contractor management for the new plant. She holds a B.A. in management and human resources and an M.B.A. from Trevecca University in Nashville, and is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management holding both PHR and GPHR certifications.