Banker E. Robinson McGraw of Tupelo has been elected chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association for 2009-2010. He will lead the association’s 20-member MBA board of directors.
McGraw was elected at the association’s Annual Convention, held May 13-17 in Destin, Fla. The membership of the 120-year-old association includes 103 commercial banks and savings institutions — representing 99 percent of the bank deposits in Mississippi.
McGraw of Tupelo, is chairman of the board, president and CEO of Tupelo-based Renasant Bank.
Joel C. Clements of Waynesboro has been elected to vice chairman. Clements is chairman of the board, president and CEO of Waynesboro-based First State Bank.
Carl Chaney of Gulfport, has been elected treasurer. Chaney is president and CEO of Gulfport-based Hancock Bank.
Bill Renovich of Horn Lake, president and CEO of Horn Lake-based DeSoto County Bank; Martha Rogers of Jackson, chairman of the board, president and CEO at Bank of Morton; Jeff Lacey of Kosciusko, president and chief banking officer of Kosciusko-based M&F Bank; Paul Thompson of Pascagoula, executive vice president at Pascagoula-based Merchants & Marine Bank; Thomas Brown of Bay Springs, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Bay Springs-based Magnolia State Bank; and, Jerry Host of Jackson, president and chief operating officer of Jackson-based Trustmark National Bank, are all newly-elected members of the board of directors at MBA.
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