Hancock Bank has named six new assistant vice presidents. Jessica M. Cuevas (Diamondhead Branch) is a native of Pass Christian, and manages operations at Hancock Bank’s Diamondhead branch. She began her Hancock Bank career 12 years ago as a teller. The Pass Christian High School graduate attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and she holds branch operations certification from Hancock University. Cuevas is active in the Diamondhead Business and Professional Association and has served as bookkeeper and scorekeeper for the Mississippi Blues 14u Select Traveling Team. She also teaches a first-grade religion class and attends The Catholic Church in Delisle.
Mitch Daley (Hancock Investment Services Inc. – Hattiesburg) is a financial advisor with 15 years of financial services experience. He joined Hancock Investment Services Inc. in 2003. A Bassfield native, he is a graduate of Pearl River Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi.
Connie A. Garcia (Kiln Branch) is a graduate of Hancock North Central High School, and she attended Pearl River Community College. She joined Hancock Bank’s loan operations division in 1999 and now serves as a financial services associate at the company’s Kiln location. She holds a fixed annuities license through Hancock Investment Services Inc., and completed consumer credit and small business lending training through Hancock University. Garcia is a member of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and was treasurer of the Hancock County Kiwanis Club.
Erin Yarborough Garcia (Bay St. Louis – Highway 90 Branch) is a financial services associate who joined Hancock Bank’s Bay St. Louis team almost eight years ago. The Bay St. Louis High School graduate earned a business administration degree from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). She holds branch operations certification through Hancock University and a Mississippi life insurance license. Garcia is also a notary public. She is a member of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, an American Heart Association team leader and a BridgeFest volunteer. The Waveland resident is active in the USM Alumni Association.
Lou Jacobi (Finance Division), a native of Metairie, La., is a senior financial reporting accountant in Hancock Bank’s finance division. He has 17 years’ experience in the financial services accounting arena and joined Hancock Bank in 2001 as a subsidiary accountant. Jacobi attended Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie and earned an accounting degree from Nicholls State University. He and his family reside in Diamondhead and attend Annunciation Catholic Church in Kiln.
Heather J. Lizana (Diamondhead Branch) began her Hancock Bank career 13 years ago as a teller at the bank’s Diamondhead branch and now serves as a financial services associate at that location. The Pass Christian native is an honors graduate of Pass Christian High School and attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She also holds an annuities license through Hancock Investment Services Inc. Lizana is a member of the Diamondhead Business and Professionals Association and a Catechism teacher at The Catholic Church in Delisle.