Executive Management Team


Gerald (Jerry) F. Pavlas

President & CEO

Jerry Pavlas has served as President and CEO of Onebanc since October 2012. After receiving his Degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University, Pavlas began his banking career. In his 40+ year banking career, Pavlas has accumulated an extensive background in lending, strategic growth initiatives, market expansions, risk management, re-capitalizations, and acquisitions. Prior to his arrival at Onebanc, Mr. Pavlas served as CEO of Southwest Securities in Dallas, TX. He brings to Onebanc his proven skills as a decisive leader, with a history of building effective teams. In his short time here at Onebanc, Mr. Pavlas has not only become well known, but well respected in the community as well. In 2013, he was honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for his work, participation and commitment in raising awareness about the disease. Currently he serves as a trustee on the Baptist Health Foundation Board. Pavlas has two children and two grandchildren.


James (Jim) T. Schnoes

Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Jim Schnoes has served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Onebanc since March 2013. Schnoes received his B.A. degree with honors in Financial Administration from Michigan State University. His professional experience consists of not only retail banking, but commercial banking, investment banking, cash management, interest rate management and consulting. As a result of this extensive experience, Mr. Schnoes has been instrumental in helping Onebanc grow revenue, manage expenses and reallocate bank resources. However, with as many accolades and prestigious titles that he's earned, the one he treasures the most is being Dad to his three sons.


Debbie Knight

Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer

Debbie Knight, Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Officer, is the newest addition to the Onebanc Executive Management team; joining the bank in January 2014. While she might be new to Onebanc, she is a 22 year veteran banker in the Little Rock market. Ms. Knight is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a B.A. in Marketing as well as a Masters in Interpersonal & Organizational Communication. Prior to joining the Onebanc family, Ms. Knight served as Executive Vice President at another financial institution for 12 years. She brings a vast knowledge of retail administration, business development, consumer lending, cash management, and employee enrichment. Knight was chosen as one of Arkansas Business 40 under 40 in June 2002 and in May 2013 was selected as one of Soiree' s Magazine Top 25 Women to Watch. Knight is the proud mother of one son.


Larry R. Brown

Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer

Mr. Larry Brown has served as Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer of Onebanc since 2013. He attended school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and completed the graduate program at SMU's School of Banking. Mr. Brown brings over 40 years of banking experience and he specializes in developing policies and procedures to improve loan quality, improving relationships between financial institutions and regulatory agencies, and introducing new products that have the betterment of our customers in mind. Mr. Brown is a devoted husband, father to two children, and proud grandfather of six grandchildren. Brown also enjoys playing golf whenever time will permit.