Jerry worked for 37 years in the banking industry, retiring as vice president for First Farmers State Bank. During his time at First Farmers, he had been responsible for ag, commercial, consumer and residential lending. He now encourages other Illinois State students to find their passion within the agricultural field as an instructor for the Department of Agriculture.
Jerry remains an avid Redbird athletics fan, having served on the Athletics Council. He also sits on the Department of Agriculture's alumni advisory board. The department also named him a recipient of the Honorary Holbert Award in 2002.
He currently serves on the Alumni Association board of directors' Redbird Prime and scholarship committees and served as the 2013-2014 board president. He can be reached at email@example.com.