Lollar inducted into UWA’s Society of Golden Key

DSC_1634LIVINGSTON — The University of West Alabama inducted three new members into the Society of the Golden Key at fall commencement held December 12. Induction into the Society, which was founded in 1963, is the highest honor given to a UWA graduate or faculty member.

John P. Lollar holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UWA (then Livingston University). He has spent more than 40 years in the banking industry of west Alabama, serving primarily in the Tuscaloosa area.

He has risen through the ranks of banking administration, serving first as assistant vice president of consumer banking at the First National Bank of Tuscaloosa in 1974. Over the years he has held various leadership roles at banks in the area, from vice president to branch manager.

Lollar joined Robertson Banking Company in 2010 as vice president and business banker for the company’s Tuscaloosa market expansion. After four years, he was promoted to city president for the bank’s Tuscaloosa market, and he continues to serve in this position.

His civic involvement includes the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce, West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Tuscaloosa, the Tuscaloosa Jaycees, American Heart Association, Focus on Senior Citizens, Easter Seals Society, and the Boys-Girls Club of Tuscaloosa.

Lollar is a past president of Kiwanis Club of Tuscaloosa and past director of Special Olympics of West Alabama.

Lollar and wife Shirley are members of North Tuscaloosa Church of Christ. They have two children and four grandchildren.

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