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BankPlus announces a bevy of promotions, new-hires

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Lindsey Akers Tomlinson

Lindsey Akers Tomlinson

BankPlus has promoted Lindsay Akers Tomlinson to first vice president and director of analytics in the Marketing Department. Tomlinson has over 11 years of experience in the banking industry, and has been a part of the BankPlus team since 2008. A native of Tupelo, Mississippi, Tomlinson received her bachelor’s degree in computer science from Millsaps College, and attended graduate school at Louisiana State University.

BankPlus has promoted Marc Porter to senior vice president and legal counsel in the Legal Department. Porter has over 10 years of experience in the banking industry. He is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and is a graduate of Lynchburg College, Mississippi College School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center. Since 2001, Porter has been an adjunct professor of law at Mississippi College School of Law teaching courses related to tax law, banking law, business planning, sales and leasing and secured lending. Porter is involved with the Mississippi Association of Corporate Counsel, having served as one of their past presidents.

Leona Phillips

Leona Phillips

BankPlus promoted Leona Phillips to first vice president and consumer loan analyst in the Credit Administration Department. Phillips has been part of the BankPlus team since July 2005. She is a native of Helena, Georgia, and has graduated from the Mississippi School of Banking. Phillips has 35 years of experience in the banking industry. She was previously involved in the Exchange Club of Downtown Jackson and is an active member of Leadership Madison County. She and her husband, Greg, have two children, Jennifer and Cameron.

BankPlus has promoted John Granger to bank officer in the Byram Banking Center. Granger has over 10 years of experience in the banking industry. He is a native of Clinton, and has his bachelor and masters degree in business administration from Mississippi College. He is an active member of the Byram Business Association.  Granger and his wife, Mindy, are proud parents of two children, Jack and Julia.

BankPlus has promoted John Pitts to vice president, senior commercial appraisal review and eval analyst in the Credit Administration Department. Pitts has been part of the BankPlus team since August 2005. He is a native of Vicksburg, and has been in the banking industry for eight years. After graduating from Mississippi State University, Pitts attended and graduated from the American Banker’s Association National Commercial Lending School. Pitts remains involved with his alma mater by serving on the Mississippi State University Alumni Association National Board of Directors.

Toni Houston

Toni Houston

BankPlus has promoted Toni Houston to assistant vice president in the Jackson Banking Center. Houston has been part of the BankPlus team since December 2003. A native of Brandon, Houston graduated from the University of Mississippi. Houston has been in the banking industry for a total of 17 years. She is an active member of the community, currently involved with the Rotary Club of West Jackson as treasurer.

BankPlus has promoted Robert Hawkins to assistant vice president and credit analyst in the Credit Administration Department. Hawkins has over 11 years of experience in the banking industry. He is a native of Clinton, and is a graduate of Mississippi College. Hawkins and his wife, Jessica, have one child, Amelia.

BankPlus has promoted Lee Hardy to assistant vice president in the Flora Banking Center. Hardy has over nine years of experience in the banking industry. Hardy is a native of Madison, and is a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking. He and his wife, Callie, are have one child, Rylee.

Erin Duffy

Erin Duffy

BankPlus has promoted Erin Duffy to bank officer in the Jackson Banking Center. Duffy joined the BankPlus team in 2006. She is a native of Jackson, and has degrees from both the University of Southern Mississippi and Belhaven University. Duffy’s civic involvement includes being a mentor to Distinguished Young Women of Hinds County, a CreditPlus trainer and a Young Life youth leader. She is anticipating her upcoming wedding to her fiancé, Marcus Ward.

BankPlus has hired Chris Roberts as assistant vice president in the Madison Banking Center. Roberts brings over 10 years of experience in the banking industry to the BankPlus team. He is a native of Benton, and is active in the community. His community involvement includes Leadership Greater Jackson Graduate Class of 2013-2014, Canton Rotary Club president 2011-2012, MPB Between the Lions reader, Canton Chamber Golf Tournament sponsorship chairman and member of the Madison County Chamber Zip 39. Roberts and his wife, Lisa, have a daughter, Lucy.

Bruce Ulrich

Bruce Ulrich

BankPlus has hired Bruce Ulrich as assistant vice president and marketing communications manager in the Marketing Department. Ulrich has over eight years of experience in the banking industry. A native of Brandon, Ulrich received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Mississippi College. Ulrich spends most of his free time with his wife, Rebecca, and two children, Alan and Anne Marie. He also has a passion for photography, shooting anything from portraits to weddings and other events.

BankPlus has promoted Susan Barnett to bank officer and credit analyst in the Credit Administration Department. Barnett has been part of the BankPlus team for nearly 14 years. She is a native of Jackson, and is a graduate of Mississippi College. Barnett and her husband, Eddie, are proud parents of a daughter, Grace.

BankPlus has hired W. Bryan Houston as vice president and deposit operations manager in the Operations Department. Houston has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry. A native of Mississippi, Houston graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. He and his wife, Kate, have three daughters, Shelly Crenshaw, Alyssa Houston and Rachel Houston DeBlanco.

John Boatner

John Boatner

BankPlus has promoted John Boatner to bank officer in the Madison Banking Center. Boatner has been a part of the BankPlus team for seven years, and has over 11 years experience in the banking industry. He is a native of Yazoo County, and is currently attending Belhaven University.

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