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Suzanne DeFerie Sited in this Year's Carolina Banker Magazine! - Friday, March 13, 2015

 

Asheville Savings Bank President and CEO Suzanne DeFerie has been featured in the 2015 Spring issue of Carolina Banker. See an excerpt of the article below. CLICK HERE to see the full article.

 
FHLB-Atlanta Appoints Asheville Savings Bank President & CEO Suzanne DeFerie to Board of Directors - Friday, January 30, 2015

 

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Appoints Asheville Savings Bank President and CEO Suzanne DeFerie to Board of Directors

 

ASHEVILLE, NC (January 26, 2015) – ASB Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary, Asheville Savings Bank, announces today that Suzanne DeFerie, President and CEO of Asheville Savings Bank, has been elected to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta’s (FHLB Atlanta) Board of Directors, a cooperative bank that offers financing, community development grants and other financial services to assist communities and financial institutions.

Ms. DeFerie is appointed to a two-year term, filling the North Carolina member directorship vacancy on the board, effective Jan. 1, 2015, where she will provide FHLB Atlanta with oversight and direction to ensure that business goals and objectives are aligned with the organization’s mission.

“I am tremendously honored and humbled to serve on FHLB Atlanta’s Board of Directors and to work together with financial services leaders to help communities – in Western North Carolina and across the Southeast – build, grow and prosper,” said DeFerie. “I look forward to this challenge, and to making an impactful change in the communities where Asheville Savings Bank serves.”

In addition to serving on FHLB Atlanta’s Board of Directors, Ms. DeFerie also serves as a member of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and on the board of several community organizations, including as chair of the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Board of Directors and as vice chair of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

 

 
Asheville Savings Bank Welcomes Mark Owens - Friday, January 30, 2015

Asheville Savings Bank Welcomes Mark Owens as Senior Vice President and Mortgage Lending Division Manager

ASHEVILLE, NC (October 30, 2014) – The growing Mortgage Lending Division at Asheville Savings Bank is pleased to welcome Mark Owens.  Owens, serving as Senior Vice President, and Mortgage Lending Division Manager will be influential in the growth of the division within Western North Carolina along with the Charlotte market.

“Asheville Savings Bank is delighted to have Mark join our team,” said President and CEO Suzanne DeFerie.  “With his management experience and leadership qualities, we are confident the Mortgage Lending Division will continue to experience success and sustainable growth.”

Owens joins the Asheville Savings Bank professional team, bringing nearly 15 years of mortgage industry experience.

“I am honored to help lead the team with one end goal in sight, Asheville Savings Bank claiming the title as WNC’s Mortgage Lending Experts,” said Owens. “The Mortgage Lending Division has a great team and I am excited to help make our goals happen.”

Owens earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Alabama and an MBA from Georgia State University.  Owens currently resides in Mills River with his wife and three daughters.

 

 
Asheville Savings Bank sends Six to NC School of Banking - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Asheville Savings Bank sent six of their employees to attend the annual North Carolina School of Banking, the oldest state association banking school in the nation, located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They sent senior student Jarrod Perkins, AVP market manager, as well as their junior students, Rhonda Rice, retail operations manager, Andrea Lankton, VP special assets manager, and Scott Workman, AVP, market manager, along with their sophomore, Julie Goodman, internal auditor and their freshman, Angie Vance, AVP, market manager. The school is designed to equip emerging leaders in the banking industry with the knowledge to step into future leadership roles, overcome challenges and learn innovative ways for organizational profit, growth and to overall, exceed customer expectations. www.ncbankers.org.

 
Asheville Savings Bank Holds Employee-Centric STARS Event - Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Jennifer Duvall and Suzanne DeFerieAsheville Savings Bank recently hosted their annual employee-centered event, STARS, to thank, reward, and celebrate the dedication and work each and every Asheville Savings Bank employee has provided throughout the prior year. This year’s STARS event was set to the tone of Rock ‘n’ Roll, giving each employee the chance to dress up in character, and while the event is geared towards celebrating the prior year and the employees that made the bank’s success possible, it is the STARS President’s Award that coveted the most attention. This award is given annually to one employee who provides exemplary leadership that embodies the bank’s core values of customer focus, community focus, character and capital growth.

This year’s STARS President’s Award was presented by Suzanne DeFerie, President and CEO of Asheville Savings Bank to Jennifer Duvall, an Asheville Savings Bank mortgage lender. When asked what the STARS award meant to Duvall, she replied, “I am so honored to be recognized by such a wonderful company, and moreover, this is truly a recognition that I consider as the achievement of a professional and personal goal.”

The event rallied Asheville Savings Bank’s employees to come together and celebrate one another’s hard work, and the overall forward progress of the bank that each and every employee has contributed to. President and CEO of Asheville Savings Bank, Suzanne DeFerie remarked, “Our STARS event gives us the chance to really slow down and applaud our employees for their hard work, and reflect on how grateful Asheville Savings Bank is to have such dedicated people making a difference for the bank and the communities in which we serve. I couldn’t be more proud of the many people who I get to work alongside every day at Asheville Savings Bank.”

 
Mountain XPress - Asheville Savings Bank receives leadership award from United Way - Friday, April 04, 2014

 Asheville Savings Bank was mentioned on the Mountain Xpress website for our "We'll Do Anything for United Way" award. Read the full article here.

 
Asheville Savings Bank Welcomes Jennifer Tucker to the Team - Monday, March 24, 2014

ASHEVILLE, NC (March 4, 2014) – Jennifer Tucker has joined the Asheville Savings Bank team as the Banking Center Manager of the Fletcher Banking Center. Jennifer has served in the retail service industry for thirteen years and in banking for five years.

Jennifer’s goal is to provide personalized attention to each customer, find practical solutions promptly, and follow through to make sure each need is met. “I am so excited to join an organization that is client focused, has a rich history of dedication to community, and believes in its employees.”

A graduate of our local Blue Ridge Community College, Jennifer is active in the Fletcher Area Business Association and the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce.

“We are excited to have Jennifer’s energy, experience, and talents at Asheville Savings Bank along with her dedication to serving our customers.” said Vikki Bailey, EVP Retail Banking. “

 

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About Asheville Savings Bank
Asheville Savings Bank, Your Lending Experts, is your local bank. Originally chartered in 1936, the bank has 13 banking centers and approximately 165 employees in the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Madison and Transylvania in Western North Carolina. It is the largest community bank chartered and headquartered in Asheville, Buncombe County. Asheville Savings Bank’s employees and directors volunteer 788 hours monthly to over 100 unique community and civic organizations. Our decisions are made locally and we strive to develop strong relationships with our clients and community. The bank was recognized as a 2013 North Carolina Best Employer from NC Business magazine, and the recipient of the 2013 #1 BEST Bank and #1 BEST Banking Services for Small Business award from Mountain Xpress newspaper. Asheville Savings Bank is an equal housing lender and member FDIC.

 
Asheville Savings Bank Welcomes Vivian A. Bolanos to the Team - Monday, March 24, 2014

ASHEVILLE, NC (January 14, 2014) – Vivian A. Bolanos has joined the Asheville Savings Bank team as the Vice President, Market Manager of the Skyland Banking Center. Vivian has served in the service and banking industry for twenty years.

Vivian’s goal is to develop strong client relationships and become involved in the community. “I am so excited to join Asheville Savings Bank. My team and I are eager to meet the financial needs of our clients. I am looking forward to meeting our clients, and I invite those looking for a local community bank to join our family.”

A graduate of the University of Cuenca, Ecuador, Vivian seeks to utilize her education and fluency in two languages to work with diverse groups within the community.

“We are excited to have Vivian’s energy, experience, and talents at Asheville Savings Bank along with her dedication to building a strong business community.” said Vikki Bailey, EVP Retail Banking. “

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About Asheville Savings Bank
Asheville Savings Bank, Your Lending Experts, is your local bank. Originally chartered in 1936, the bank has 13 banking centers and approximately 165 employees in the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Madison and Transylvania in Western North Carolina. It is the largest community bank chartered and headquartered in Asheville, Buncombe County. Asheville Savings Bank’s employees and directors volunteer 788 hours monthly to over 100 unique community and civic organizations. Our decisions are made locally and we strive to develop strong relationships with our clients and community. The bank was recognized as a 2013 North Carolina Best Employer from NC Business magazine, and the recipient of the 2013 #1 BEST Bank and #1 BEST Banking Services for Small Business award from Mountain Xpress newspaper. Asheville Savings Bank is an equal housing lender and member FDIC.

 
Asheville Savings Bank Welcomes David A. Wooten to the Team - Wednesday, January 08, 2014

ASHEVILLE, NC (January 8, 2014) – David A. Wooten has joined the Asheville Savings Bank team as the Vice President, Market Manager of the Marion and Black Mountain Banking Centers. David brings more than 30 years of banking experience with the last nineteen being in McDowell County. He is very involved with business and consumer lending. David is located at the Marion banking center.

 
David believes in developing long term professional relationships by providing a high level of customer satisfaction. “I am pleased to be with Asheville Savings Bank and look forward to meeting all of my customers and welcoming new ones”. “My goal is to always exceed my customer’s expectations.” 
 
Community involvement is one of David’s passions and he has served as past President of the Marion Rotary Club and currently serves on the board of directors. He has served as a District 7670 officer, founding director of the Good Samaritan Health Clinic and McDowell Trails Association. He is currently a trustee for the Corpening Memorial Foundation. 
 
“We are thrilled to have David’s experience, talent, and skills at Asheville Savings Bank along with his proven background in building relationships.” said Vikki Bailey, EVP Retail Banking. “
 
 
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About Asheville Savings Bank
Asheville Savings Bank, Your Lending Experts, is your local bank. Originally chartered in 1936, the bank has 13 banking centers and approximately 165 employees in the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Madison and Transylvania in Western North Carolina. It is the largest community bank chartered and headquartered in Asheville, Buncombe County. Asheville Savings Bank’s employees and directors volunteer 788 hours monthly to over 100 unique community and civic organizations. Our decisions are made locally and we strive to develop strong relationships with our clients and community. Recognized as a 2013 North Carolina Best Employer from NC Business magazine and 2013 #1 BEST Bank and #1 BEST Banking Services for Small Business from Mountain Xpress newspaper.  Asheville Savings Bank is an equal housing lender and member FDIC. 
 
 
Asheville Youth Cycling Team Sweeps French Broad Cycling Classic in Every Age Group - Wednesday, July 31, 2013

 ASHEVILLE, NC (July 31, 2013) – The Asheville Youth Cycling team, a local nonprofit dedicated to introducing kids from ages 10 to 18 to the competitive world of cycling, competed and swept the French Broad Cycling Classic winning every age class for the JR Omnium. The French Broad Cycling Classic is an Omnium, or competition comprised of three events. The following are winners from the Asheville Youth Cycling team:

  • JR Men 17-18: Andrew Fairman won the Omnium, time trail and placed second in both the road race and criterium.
  • JR Men 15-16: Omnium winners include Devin Reavis in first place with Micah Milne and Coleman Hamrick taking second. Reavis also won the time trial and the road race.
  • JR Men 13-14: Conor Schunk won the Omnium, time trail and criterium. Teammate Davis Turner took third place in the Omnium.
  • JR Men 10-12: Alastair Pounder won the Omnium as well as the time trial, road race and criterium. Teammate Ben Mckenzie placed third in the Omnium.

“The generous support of Asheville Savings Bank along with other local businesses, has allowed Asheville Youth Cycling to bring participation rates in junior cycling to levels never seen before in the Carolinas,” said Alan Brookshire, Junior Cycling Coordinator for Carolinas Cycling Association. “Our goal remains to introduce local kids to the sport of cycling and show them how to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.”

“We are so proud of what the Asheville Youth Cycling team has accomplished,” said Suzanne DeFerie, President and CEO of Asheville Saving Bank. “Getting kids involved and active is a great way to support our community and uphold the values of our bank.”

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About Asheville Savings Bank
Asheville Savings Bank, Your Lending Experts, is your local bank. Chartered in 1936, the bank has 13 banking centers and approximately 165 employees in the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Madison and Transylvania in Western North Carolina. It is the largest community bank chartered and headquartered in Asheville, Buncombe County. Asheville Savings Bank’s employees and directors volunteer 788 hours monthly to over 100 unique community and civic organizations. Our decisions are made locally and we strive to develop strong relationships with our clients and community. Recognized as a 2013 North Carolina Best Employer. Asheville Savings Bank is an equal housing lender and member FDIC.

 
Asheville Savings Bank Recognized as one of the 2013 Best Employers in North Carolina - Thursday, February 07, 2013


ASHEVILLE, NC (Feb. 12, 2013) – Asheville Savings Bank has been named one of the
2013 Best Employers in North Carolina presented by Business North Carolina. An array of companies from across the state entered the employee two-part survey process that evaluated companies based on their policies, philosophy and systems in place to create a great employee experience.

 
“Asheville Savings Bank has always been dedicated to our employees, customers and the community. It’s an honor to be recognized as a Best Employer but it gives me even greater satisfaction to know we are meeting the needs of our employees,” said Suzanne DeFerie, president and CEO.
 
The Best Employers in North Carolina, honors the best places of employment that are raising the bar in employee satisfaction and benefiting the state's economy and its workforce. Winners must have 15 or more employees, be more than a year old and located in North Carolina.
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About Asheville Savings Bank

Asheville Savings Bank, Your Lending Experts, is your local bank. Chartered in 1936, the bank has 13 banking centers and approximately 165 employees in the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, McDowell, Madison and Transylvania in Western North Carolina. It is the largest community bank chartered and headquartered in Asheville, Buncombe County. Asheville Savings Bank’s employees and directors volunteer 788 hours monthly to over 100 unique community and civic organizations. Our decisions are made locally and we strive to develop strong relationships with our clients and community. Asheville Savings Bank is an equal housing lender and member FDIC.

 
 
 

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