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SVP, Community Development Manager, Bank of Nevada
Jerrie has over 40 years experience in banking. She began her career in banking at First National Bank of Fairbanks before moving to Nevada in 1982 to take a position with Nevada State Bank. She currently serves as Senior Vice President and Community Development Manager with Bank of Nevada. Her responsibilities include serving as a liaison with state and local government agencies, nonprofit development groups and others in community and economic development programs and projects.
Jerrie has been recognized for her extensive community involvement and leadership including being selected for NAWBO's Women of Distinction Award, named Woman to Watch in 2016 by Vegas Inc., and received the Silver State Award for Female Executive of the Year, among others.
Regional Banking Manager, Nevada Community Banking, Wells Fargo
Lester serves as the small business leader for Wells Fargo Bank in Nevada and Utah. In his role, he is directly responsible for helping team members in branches across the state foster retail banking relationships with small businesses. In his previous role, he functioned as the market sales manager for the Wells Fargo Payroll Service in Nevada, Southern Arizona and New Mexico. He led a team of seven sales representatives and partnered with retail and
business banking to help small businesses succeed financially.
He has been with the bank for more than 22 years, starting as a teller, then as a personal banker before becoming a business specialist and a store manager. He has also worked as a sales development consultant in Las Vegas where he was responsible for crating business partner relationships. Lester has resided in Southern Nevada for more than 39 years.
VP, Relationship Manager, Nevada State Bank
Sonny Vinuya is Vice
President/Relationship Manager with Nevada State Bank and a member of the
bank’s Professional Banking team, which specializes in working with clients to
facilitate access to lending and banking services.
With more than 12
years of banking experience, Sonny has provided personalized service to numerous
Professional Banking clients, including doctors, dentists, attorneys, and CPAs,
helping to meet all aspects of their financial needs, both business and personal. He received a bachelor’s degree in business
management from the University of Phoenix and has been a resident of Southern
Nevada for more than 12 years.
An active member of
the Southern Nevada community, Sonny is president of the Asian Chamber of Commerce
and a 2012 graduate of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership
Advance program. He currently serves on the
Metro Chamber’s Leadership Advance Council, regularly donates time teaching
Nevada State Bank’s Banking on Your Future curriculum, and is a volunteer with
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. His hobbies include hiking, biking and