River City Six – Jay Faylor

Meet Jay Faylor, vice president at Pinnacle Bank (www. pinnbank.com).

Tell us a little about your business.

Pinnacle Bank is a community bank owned by the Dinsdale family. We are a large enough bank to compete with the big banks, but by staying true to our values and by putting the customer first, we are able to offer our customers the best banking experience possible. Each of our banks are led by managers who make local decisions and run their banks with their own communities in mind. In my position, I work with business owners in a wide variety of industries to help them grow their organizations.

How did you get started in the business?

I took a part-time job in college working as a bank teller. After college, I moved back to Omaha and began working for Pinnacle Bank.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for bankers throughout the country. It’s been tough to see businesses struggle throughout the pandemic. Luckily, Pinnacle Bank was able to help thousands of small businesses through the SBA’s Payment Protection Program (PPP).

Tell us a little about your family.

My wife Carolyn and I have been happily married for two years! We are both from Omaha originally and are lucky to have several family members still living in the area.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, going to concerts, and playing golf. I had my first hole-in-one this past summer, which was definitely an exciting (and expensive) day on the golf course!

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?

I love to cook! My wife and I both enjoy trying new recipes. I smoked my first turkey for Thanksgiving and prime rib for Christmas. Both were excellent! Google and YouTube are definitely helpful when looking for a new recipe.

Who inspires you?

My parents are both big inspirations for me. They have both worked hard throughout their careers and always set a good example for me.

What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. I’ve been involved with the organization for several years and will be their Service League President in 2021. In high school, I volunteered at a local middle school and really enjoyed the experience. I knew once I got a little bit older that I wanted to continue to help children.

What is your favorite movie?

Lonesome Dove…it’s really long though!

What is your favorite TV show?

Seinfeld. I watch reruns and still laugh.

What is your favorite local restaurant?

Omaha is lucky to have so many great restaurant options! Rivera’s, Twisted Cork, and the Boiler Room are all personal favorites. All have excellent food!

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?

(402) 697-5992; Jay.Faylor@pinnbank.com; www. pinnbank.com.