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Hairston elected to board

John Hairston, CEO of Hancock Holding Co., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Banking Association.

Hancock Holding is the parent of Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank.

The Sun Herald reports Hairston’s election took place at the organization’s recent meeting in San Diego. He is one of nine members elected to the board and one of six who will serve a three-year term.

Hairston, a Gulfport native, joined Hancock Bank in 1994 as COO. He also is chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission.


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