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PriorityOne promotes one, hires two

Odean Busby, CEO of PriorityOne Bank, recently announced that Brian Barnard has been promoted to loan officer, and Adrian E. Day and Caleb J. Hernandez have joined the bank as credit analyst officer and branch officer, respectively.



Barnard has been promoted to loan officer in the Magee Lending Center. Barnard joined the organization in 2009 and has served in various loan-related capacities. He is a Simpson County native and a graduate of Magee High School and Copiah Lincoln Community College, as well as the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned a B.S. in business administration. Barnard is active in the Simpson County Leadership Development Institute and serves as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club. He is married to Hannah G. Barnard; they reside in Simpson County.



Day has extensive experience in commercial underwriting as well as commercial credit analysis; prior to joining PriorityOne Bank, she was affiliated with a national bank in Virginia as an underwriter. Day earned a B.A. in political science from Virginia State University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., is a co-founder of Divine Favor Community Choir and the founder of Purposeful Arts Ministry. She and her husband, Roy Day Jr., are the parents of three children, Xiara, Ayanna and Mya.



Hernandez’s office is located in the bank’s Seminary branch. Prior to joining the organization, Hernandez was affiliated with a regional bank. A graduate of Central Baptist School in Hattiesburg, Hernandez earned a B.S. in Spanish education from Pensacola Christian College.  Hernandez and his wife, Dava, reside in Covington County.


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