John A. Rankin has added CFO to his current roles as an investment officer, commercial lender and member of the board of directors at Peoples Bank. He is a 2000 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration with emphasis in banking and finance. He subsequently earned his MBA from USM and has completed studies at the Graduate School of Banking, conducted at Louisiana State University, in 2010.
Prior to joining Peoples Bank, Rankin was affiliated with BankPlus in Jackson and the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance. He also worked as a bank examiner under the umbrella of the Missouri Division of Finance, St. Louis District Office.
Rankin has been certified as a credit examiner and an operations examiner. While at USM, Rankin earned the Finance Faculty Award and was the recipient of the First Bancshares Scholarship.
He is active in a host of civic and economic development endeavors, including service as a member of the Mendenhall Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is the Simpson County Development Foundation’s president-elect, and is a member of the Mendenhall Community Club.
Rankin serves as a coach in the First Baptist Church Upward Basketball program and as a volunteer for the Mississippi Bankers Association’s Get Smart About Credit program. Additionally, he has worked with Habitat for Humanity and Stewpot Community Services and has been a volunteer instructor with Junior Achievement and the Redeemer Church Tutoring Program.
Rankin is married to Michelle Walters Rankin and they have four children, Mary Margaret (9), Alice Elliot (8), Murray (5) and Will (2).
Also, Daniel E. McDill has joined People’s Bank and will serve as a senior vice president. In his new role, McDill will open and manage the bank’s loan production office in Richland. A native of Jackson, McDill has called Rankin County home for most of his adult life, working primarily in commercial lending across the tri-county area. He is a graduate of Hinds Community College and Mississippi College, and has completed studies at both the National Commercial Lending School, held at the University of Oklahoma and the Graduate School of Banking, conducted at the University of Colorado.
McDill began his banking career in 1981 at Deposit Guaranty National Bank and served as president and CEO of Bank of the South, prior to its acquisition by Metropolitan BancGoup in 2008. Most recently he served as president of the Rankin Division of Metropolitan.
McDill is a graduate of Leadership Rankin and has a long history of community involvement having been a Sunday school teacher, MYF advisor and youth league coach and having previously served on the board of the Mississippi Chapter of Future Farmers of America and the Leadership Rankin Board of Trustees. He is a former president of the Brandon Youth Association and the Rankin County Chamber of Commerce. McDill currently serves on the Advisory Board of Habitat for Humanity and the Community Advisory Counsel of Entergy Mississippi. He is also a strong supporter and active fundraiser for the Andrew Jackson Counsel of Boy Scouts of America.
McDill enjoys golf, tennis and hunting. He is the proud father of two and grandfather of two.