Jerry Ollis
Senior Vice President and
Commercial Business Development Officer

Market Area

WNC with primary focus on Jackson, Swain, and Macon counties.

What is your niche or expertise?

Commercial lending and business development with over 35 years in small business and commercial lending.

Banking Experience 

Jerry retired from full-time banking in 2020 with over 43 years of experience. His exposure involved most facets of banking to include bank administration, credit administration with a primary focus on business development and small business and commerical lending.

Certification and Education 

Jerry was a 1976 graduate of Appalachian State University with a BSBA and concentration in Management. He went on to also become a graduate of North Carolina School of Banking along with the completion of many bank courses to include sales and business development, credit analysis, and management of personnel.

Skills, Accomplishments, and Awards 

Jerry has a track record with prior employers to include business development and improved performance of offices within markets he worked.

Personal Interests and Community Involvement

Jerry is an avid sports fan to include golf, ACC basketball, and football. He enjoys military history and was an active member of the Lions club and other civic organizations. He most recently has been involved in the Jackson County Chamber. Jerry is a life-long Mason with over 35 years of membership.

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity” – George S. Patton

Jerry Ollis

37 Church Street, Ste. 2600
Waynesville, NC 28786