Jerrie E. Merritt
Division CRA, Community Development Manager
Jerrie E. Merritt is division CRA, community development manager, for Bank of Nevada, where she serves as a liaison for community and economic development programs with local and state governments and nonprofit organizations while managing a diverse deposit and loan portfolio. She joined Bank of Nevada in 2004 and has 40 years of banking industry experience.
Ms. Merritt has been honored with multiple business-related awards, including the Women of Distinction Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners, as one of Vegas, Inc.’s Women to Watch in 2016, as a Top 100 Women of Influence 2017 and with the Silver State Award for Female Executive of the Year.
With a strong commitment to the local community, Ms. Merritt has served as an education and healthcare champion through consulting and mentorship roles with UNLV’s School of Medicine Community Advisory Board, Valley Hospital Medical Center and the Clark County School District Reclaim Your Future program, among others. She is also a past board chair for the Urban Chamber of Commerce and Help of Southern Nevada.
She attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks where she studied Business and Finance.
Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With 10 offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Southern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. In a first among Nevada financial institutions, Bank of Nevada in 2018 earned the Community Commitment Award for Financial Education from the American Bankers Association Foundation for its work with Title I schools through the Green Our Planet organization. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020, and was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence.