Jenna Bates joins Ameris Bank as commercial banker

January 6, 2021

Ameris Bank Market President Greg Clark announces that Jenna Bates has joined Ameris Bank as a commercial banker. Bates will be responsible for expanding commercial banking relationships throughout the area, capitalizing on Ameris Bank’s wide breath of treasury services and commercial lending options.

Bates has extensive experience in multiple different sectors of the industry. For the past eight years, she was with Wells Fargo Bank where she was a personal banker, business associate, business relationship manager and, most recently, a commercial relationship manager. Prior to entering the banking industry, Bates worked in the public relations and marketing field.

“Jenna strengthens our commercial banking group and we are excited for her to join our team,” says Ameris Bank Market President Greg Clark. “She understands the importance of relationship banking and this coupled with her experience will allow us to effectively work with our business customers and any needs they have.”

Bates graduated from College of Charleston with a bachelor of arts in communications, and she earned her MBA from Clemson University. She is a dedicated community member and currently serves as chair of the American Cancer Society Upstate South Carolina Executive Leadership Council and is secretary for CREW Upstate South Carolina. Additionally, Bates was named by Greenville Business Magazine in 2019 in their Best & Brightest 35 and Under series, and she is a member of Leadership Greenville Class 45. She currently resides in Powdersville, South Carolina with her family.

“The Upstate is home to many successful companies positioned for continued economic growth, and it continues to attract new diverse industries. Ameris Bank understands the opportunities in our area and are serious about being a part of the growth,” says Bates. “I am excited to join this strong commercial banking team and an organization that is truly focused on what is best for customers.”


About Ameris Bank

Ameris Bank manages over $18 billion in assets and nearly 300 financial centers across the Southeast. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ameris Bank is fiercely committed to bringing financial peace of mind to the communities it serves. A subsidiary of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ: ABCB), Ameris Bank offers a full range of financial services, including traditional banking and lending products, treasury and cash management, wealth management, insurance premium financing, and mortgage and refinancing solutions. Learn more about Ameris Bank and its full range of financial services at