Cadence Bank has promoted Jerry Toney, Ferrish Williams, Billy Williams and Tracy Lewis at its Starkville Banking and Operations Center. Toney, senior investment advisor for Cadence Investment Services, a division of Cadence Bank, has been promoted to senior vice president. Toney joined Cadence in 1997 and is a leading financial consultant at Cadence and the top-performer in the Mississippi market. He currently is a member of the Mississippi State University’s Master Planning Committee and serves on the advisory boards of the Athletic Council and Department of Finance and Economics, and is the immediate past president of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association’s national board of directors. He also presently serves on several civic, economic and professional boards, including the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Golden Triangle Development Link and Northeast Mississippi Council of Financial Planning Association. A native of Grenada, Toney is actively engaged with his alma mater, Mississippi State University, where he received his degree in real estate and mortgage finance in 1996. He has his Series 7 license and is a certified financial planner. He also holds a life insurance license in several states and is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute – Personal Trust Sales School. He and his wife, Christan, and their two children, Leala and Parker, currently reside in Starkville.
Ferrish Williams, data processing division manager, has been promoted to senior vice president. Williams joined Cadence in 1992 and has worked extensively in information technology and data processing throughout his career. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University in 1989, majoring in industrial technology. A native of Cleveland, Williams is a former board member of Starkville Foundation for Public Education and the Starkville Baseball Association. He is actively involved with the Columbus Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Rising Star Masonic Lodge Number 31. He and his wife, Carla, and son, Jared, live in Starkville and attend Austin Church of Christ.
Billy Williams, support services manager, has been promoted to vice president of application support. Williams joined Cadence in 1999 and has held several positions during his career within the Technology Division, including electronic funds transfer services manager, retail electronic funds transfer services manager, Internet banking manager and electronic banking specialist. He is a native of Brooksville, and is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he received his degree in business administration. Williams and his wife, Catherine, currently reside in Starkville and have two daughters, Ali Grace and Audrey Caroline.
Lewis, who serves as regional human resources manager, has been promoted to vice president. A native of Starkville, she joined Cadence in 2006 as a human resources specialist. Throughout her career, she has gained valuable experience in numerous areas of human resources, including benefits administration, payroll management, recruitment/hiring, new employee orientation and human resources information system management and reporting. Lewis currently resides in Starkville with her husband, Greg, and two sons, Garrett and Brayden.