Campbell Helveston has been promoted to president-community bank for Trustmark in Meridian. Helveston has most recently served as a senior vice president and commercial relationship manager at Trustmark in Meridian, where he has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry. A native of West Point, Helveston earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi. He has completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Helveston is a board member for United Way, vice president of the board for the Meridian Little Theatre and is a board member for the Mississippi Council of the Navy League and board member and past President for the Meridian Ole Miss Club. He is married to the former Suzanne Herron, they have two daughters.
Helveston succeeds Billy Estes as president, who has retired after giving more than 40 years of dedicated service to the financial industry. Estes, a native of Natchez, graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He completed the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University, the American Bankers Association’s National Commercial Lending School and the Tennessee Bankers Association Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending. In the mid-1970s, he was a founder and charter member of the Miss Lou American Institute of Banking chapter and served as an instructor. Active in his community, Estes has served for a decade as a director of the Meridian Little Theatre, including two terms as president of this organization. He is a member of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center Board, Hope Village Board and the Image Committee for the East Mississippi Development Corporation. Estes is a board member and past council president for the Boy Scouts of America in Columbus and Meridian. He was honored by this organization in 1985 as the recipient of the BSA Silver Beaver award. Previously, he served as a director of the Jimmy Rodgers Foundation, member and director of the Meridian Rotary Club and past director of the State of Mississippi Games. He is married to the former Phillys Tarrant, they have four children, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.