Suzanne S. DeFerie
Chief Executive Officer
Suzanne S. DeFerie has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Asheville Savings Bank since January, 2008 and its holding company, ASB Bancorp, Inc since its incorporation in May, 2011. Prior to becoming CEO, Ms. DeFerie was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank for 16 years.
A native of Lenoir, North Carolina, she is a graduate of Appalachian State University, holds a CPA license and was employed by Deloitte and Touche as a Senior Audit Manager prior to joining Asheville Savings Bank in 1991.
Ms. DeFerie is active in the Asheville community, currently serving as 2013-2014 Chair of the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Board of Directors, Vice Chair of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce board, member of the board of directors of Mission Health System, member of the board of trustees and Executive Committee member of Mission Healthcare Foundation, member of the Economic Development Coalition of Asheville- Buncombe County, Smart Start of Buncombe County 2013 Champions for Children, Co-Chair of the 2011 Asheville 5x5 Economic Development campaign, 2010 United Way Campaign Chair, former Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, and a member of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
She is a member of the Finance Council for the Basilica of St. Lawrence, a graduate of Leadership Asheville, former board member of the Black Mountain Center Foundation and past president of the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club.