Bank Management

Gerald E. Lewis is President and CEO. Jerry joined the bank in 2018 and oversees the day to day operations of the bank. Jerry has over fifty years of banking experience in both metropolitan and rural banking environments. During that time frame he has served on multiple occasions as President, CEO and Chairman of several banks. Jerry has also served as Senior Loan/Credit Officer on multiple occasions. His banking career has also included service with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a bank examiner. During the recent and prolonged banking crisis, he was responsible for helping in the successful remediation of several problem banks. Jerry is a native of San Jose, California and has resided in Georgia for over twenty years.  He is a lifetime outdoorsman and enjoys both hunting and fishing. Jerry has been married to his wife Elizabeth for forty-three years and they have four adult children.
Ed Carroll is Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer. Ed joined Cornerstone Bank in 2004 and currently oversees credit administration and monitors loan portfolio risk. Ed has 40 years of banking experience with expertise in credit, compliance, and lending. Throughout his career, he has performed various additional roles including an examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and a loan review consultant. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Ed was Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Southern National Bank. Ed obtained a BA in political science from Harding University.