Celebrating 50 Years: A Spotlight on Jane Ann Davis

Posted on: April 8, 2024

Jane Ann Davis

At the heart of every successful institution are the people who dedicate themselves to laying strong foundations, nurturing growth, and embodying the values that make it exceptional. As Carter Bank marks its 50th anniversary, we take a moment to celebrate the milestones achieved and the individuals who have played pivotal roles in our journey. Among them is Jane Ann Davis, whose unwavering commitment to the Bank presents a narrative of dedication, evolution, and leadership that inspires us all.

Four Decades of Service

Jane Ann’s journey with Carter Bank began in June 1980, initially contributing her skills part-time before stepping into a full-time role in 1984. From her early days working in the Note Window at our Martinsville branch to her current position as EVP/Chief Administrative Officer, Jane Ann has touched nearly every aspect of the Bank. Her contributions have been invaluable, and her dedication rubs off on those around her.

The Evolution of Carter Bank

Reflecting on the Bank’s evolution, Jane Ann highlights the significant strides made in technology, from manual systems to the sophisticated online and mobile banking services we offer today. These advancements have streamlined operations and enhanced our ability to meet the changing needs of our customers. This evolution is a testament to the Bank’s commitment to providing the best possible service to its customers.

Memorable Milestones

Jane Ann’s tenure has been punctuated with memorable moments and significant milestones. She’s played a key role in much of the Bank’s growth, witnessing the establishment of new departments, like the customer contact center, and integrating the ten original banks into Carter Bank. Each phase has been a testament to Carter’s commitment to excellence while adapting to the ever-changing needs of the customer.

Another pivotal moment for Jane Ann was the transition to new leadership under CEO Litz Van Dyke after the passing of Bank Founder Worth H. Carter, Jr. Van Dyke has continued Mr. Carter’s legacy and vision by underscoring the Bank’s capacity for renewal and continuity.

A Legacy of Community Contribution

Beyond financial services, Carter Bank has been a steadfast community partner, a legacy Jane Ann takes pride in. From financial education programs to partnerships with organizations like the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity, the Bank’s commitment to making a positive impact in the communities it serves is unwavering, proving time and time again it’s a leader in community outreach and engagement.

The Essence of Carter Bank

At the heart of Carter Bank’s identity, according to Jane Ann, are the people and the relationships forged over the years. It’s about listening to and genuinely understanding the needs of customers and associates alike, to build relationships and earn trust; principles that have guided the Bank through its 50 years. The commitment to people and communities set Carter Bank apart and have made it a trusted partner for so many.

Looking Forward with Pride

As Carter Bank celebrates its 50th anniversary, Jane Ann reflects on her journey with a sense of pride and accomplishment. Being part of an institution that has not only stood the test of time but has also grown and evolved through the years, makes her excited about the years ahead.


In celebrating Jane Ann Davis, we celebrate the spirit of Carter Bank – a legacy of dedication, evolution, and community service. Her story is a beacon of the Bank’s enduring values and its bright future.

With leaders like Jane Ann, the next 50 years will be marked by growth, innovation, and community engagement. Here’s to the next 50 years and beyond!

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