After over 30 years of banking in California and Wyoming, and over eight years of service as bank president of Bank of Jackson Hole, Jim Ryan will be retiring in April 2022.
“We value Jim’s leadership and contributions to the banking community in Jackson Hole. For the last 25 years, he has served in a variety of roles to develop staff, create opportunity, and assist our community with their dreams. He is leaving big shoes to fill,” stated Bank of Jackson Hole CEO Pete Lawton.
Jim Ryan will be retiring in 2022 after a tenured career in banking in Jackson, WY.
Ryan’s career started in Walnut Creek, California, as a construction lender and later as branch manager and business banker. During that time, Ryan attended Pacific Coast Banking School, a post-graduate level banking school. While at school, he met several Wyoming bankers and was given the opportunity to relocate to Jackson, Wyoming.
In 1997, he joined The Jackson State Bank and Trust as a lender. When Wells Fargo bought The Jackson State Bank and Trust in 2008, Ryan managed the business banking department for the Jackson, Star Valley, Pinedale, Victor and Driggs markets. In 2011, Ryan was promoted to market president for Wells Fargo in addition to managing the business banking for those markets. In August of 2013, Ryan accepted his current position as president at Bank of Jackson Hole.
Ryan will stay actively involved in his civic engagements and will be joining the Bank of Jackson Hole board of directors.
“I look forward to a new role at Bank of Jackson Hole. This institution is an incredible asset to this community, and I feel fortunate I was able to finish my career with a local bank,” Ryan stated.
With Ryan’s planned retirement in April 2022, Dawn Pruett, senior vice president of mortgage and commercial lending at Bank of Jackson Hole, will take the helm as president. Pruett has 22 years of banking experience and is a Wyoming native. She has been with Bank of Jackson Hole since 2015.