J. Steve Ellis

When it comes to protecting and transferring wealth, trusts are among the most valuable instruments in today’s estate planning toolbox.

Gain the peace of mind a well planned trust can provide.

Gain the peace of mind a well planned trust can provide.

J. Steve Ellis

VP & Trust Officer
803-951-2812
sellis@arthurstatebank.com

Nadia Torres
Trust Administrative Assistant
ntorres@arthurstatebank.com

Steve joined Arthur State Bank in 2015, focusing on wealth management, tax planning, trust administration and estate settlement. A graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Insurance, Steve has also completed the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Arthur State Bank, Steve spent eighteen years in various roles within the Trust Division of Regions Bank in Alabama and Georgia, in addition to his experience with Wells Fargo Wealth Management in Georgia and community banks in Mississippi and North Carolina. Steve and his wife Jean, a graduate of Mississippi University for Women, have two adult children, Elizabeth, of Washington, D.C. and Jim, of Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Columbia (SC) Estate Planning Council (current)
  • Charlotte (NC) Estate Planning Council (previous)
  • North Georgia Estate Planning Council (previous)
  • Atlanta Bar Association / Estate & Probate Section, Sponsoring Member (previous)
  • Southern Trust School, Faculty Member (12 years)
  • Columbia (SC) Chamber of Commerce (current)
  • United Way / Allocations & Campaign Committees, Gainesville (GA) / Birmingham (AL), Jackson (MS) (previous)