Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer (CCO)
Jerry Harris joined WestStar's commercial lending team in 2000 as a Senior Vice President. In 2016, Jerry took on the additional role as Deputy Chief Credit Officer and was subsequently promoted to Chief Credit Officer in January 2017. In addition to monitoring credit risk, loan concentrations, and adherence to regulatory and bank policies, Jerry also has direct oversight and responsibility for the bank's Credit Operations Department as well as the training and development of the bank's Credit Analysts.
Jerry recently completed his 36th year in banking, all of which have been in the El Paso community. Outside of his professional role with the bank, he is actively involved with the community and serves on several Boards and community groups. Jerry is currently the Board President of Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso, Inc. and serves as a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club, of which he is a past president.
Jerry is a Leadership El Paso (Class XXV) alumnus; has previously served as a lay member of the Texas State Bar Association's Grievance Committee; an American Red Cross El Paso Chapter board member; past President of the Southwest Football Official Association of El Paso; a board member for the El Paso Lighthouse for the Blind and the El Paso Zoological Society.
Jerry is a graduate of Texas Tech University from which he received Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Finance and Management.