Planters Bank recently made several promotions at several locations in Mississippi.
Paul Flowers has been promoted to President of Clarksdale office. Flowers is a native of Clarksdale and a graduate of Clarksdale High School. He has worked in banking for over 19 years and began working with Covenant Bank which is now Planters Bank in 2000. He received his B.B.A. from Delta State University and is a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking and Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking.
Flowers serves on the board of Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library board as Treasurer. He is a Fundraising Volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America and actively participates in Clarksdale’s Meals on Wheels and Wounded Warrior project. He is a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. He is married to Candace Flowers, and they have one son, Cooper.
Jimmy Gammill has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Gammill has worked for Planters Bank for 24 years. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University where he received his B. S. in Banking and Finance. He is also a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking and Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking.
Gammill is a member of the Indianola Rotary Club where he has served as a board member and president. He has served as president of the Indianola Country Club and Mid-Delta Arts Association. He currently serves on the board of directors of Southern Financial Exchange and is an Elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. He is married to Regina Gammill, and they have one daughter, Callie Claire.
Monty Wiggins has been promoted to First Vice President for the Tunica office. Wiggins has worked in banking for 14 years. He is a graduate from the University of Arkansas where he received his B.S. in Business Administration.
Wiggins is a member of the Tunica Rotary Club, Board Member for the Tunica Chamber of Commerce and is a basketball coach at Tunica Academy. He is married to Deanna Wiggins, and they have three children, Raygen, Jayden and Kaysen. They are members of Life Point Church in Tunica
Swayze Hicks has been promoted to Loan Officer for Greenwood office. Hicks is a graduate of Mississippi State University and is attending the Southeastern School of Consumer Credit this spring. She has been with Planters for three years.
Hicks is a Boys & Girls Club of Greenwood Advisory Board member and a Chamber Committee Chair for the Viking Half Marathon and 300 Oaks Road Race. She is married to Matthew Hicks, and they have a daughter, Lucy. She is a member of the Episcopal Church of the Nativity.
Mary Catherine Moore has been promoted to Operations Officer for Deposit Services at the Greenwood office. A native of Greenwood and a graduate of Cruger Tchula Academy, Moore joined Planters Bank in Greenwood in 2006. She has nine years of banking experience. Moore graduated from Mississippi Delta Community College and received her B.S. in Business Administration from Delta State University.
Moore has one son, Logan, and is a member of First Baptist Church in Greenwood.
Andrew Whalen has been promoted to Loan Officer for Cleveland office. A native of Cleveland and a graduate from Cleveland High School, Whalen joined Planters in 2015 after receiving his B.B.A. in Finance from Mississippi State University. Whalen plans to attend his first year at the Mississippi School of Banking this spring.
Whalen is a member of the Cleveland Noon Lions Club and serves on the board. He is enrolled in the Leadership Bolivar County class for 2016 and serving as Secretary and Treasurer for the Bolivar County chapter of the Mississippi State Alumni Association. Andrew is married to Emily Whalen, and he is a member of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland.
Rebecca Knighton has been promoted to Branch Officer for the Cleveland office. Knighton is a native of Cleveland and a graduate of Cleveland High School. She received a B.S. and M.L.S. from Delta State University. She was a teacher in Mississippi for over 24 years before her career in banking. She has been in banking for 11 years, 10 at Planters Bank as a Customer Service Representative.
Knighton is a past member of Cleveland Ephic Woman’s Club and Cleveland Exchange Club. She is a member and elder at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. She has two children, Stuart Knighton and Leigh Knighton, and two grandchildren, Mauri and Miller Wilson.
Susan Sizemore has been promoted to Branch Officer for Cleveland’s North Street office. Sizemore is a native of Greenville and a graduate of Greenville Christian School. She has been with Planters for three years. Sizemore is a member of Our Lady of Victories Church in Cleveland. She is married to Shine Sizemore, and they have two children, Kendall and Gunner.
Alicia Chandler has been promoted to Assistant Vice President for Ruleville office. Chandler has worked for Planters Bank for 13 years and is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She attended the Southeastern School of Consumer Credit. She is married to Wesley Chandler, and they have one son, Brant. They are members of First Baptist Bible Church in Drew.
Melanie Willingham has been promoted to Operations Officer for Ruleville office. Willingham is a native of Cleveland and attended Delta State University. She is a graduate of Louisiana School of Banking at Baton Rouge. She has been employed at Planters since August with previous banking experience as branch manager at M&F Bank and Human Resources Officer at First National Bank of Clarksdale.
She is married to David Willingham, and they are members of Our Lady of Victories Church. They have two children, Josh and Zach.
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