Harris Collier III will retire as Trustmark Bank’s secretary of the corporation, senior vice president and general counsel at the end of the year after 42 years with the Jackson bank.
Collier’s replacement is Granville Tate Jr., former chairman of the law firm Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC. Tate will become the $11.5 billion Trustmark’s secretary of the corporation, executive vice president and general counsel on Jan. 1.
Gerard R. “Jerry” Host, Trustmark president & CEO, said Collier handled the bank’s legal risks through periods of significant change in the financial services sector. “We appreciate his efforts in managing and mitigating legal risks as well as supporting our merger and acquisition program,” Host said.
Tate served as chairman of Brunini’s board of directors from 2010 to mid-2015 and currently serves as chair of Brunini’s financial institutions practice group, having advised boards on fiduciary duties and corporate governance responsibilities.
“Granville has been a trusted advisor for Trustmark for his entire legal career,” Host said. “He knows and understands the financial services industry and our organization.”