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Staff changes at Renansant

Renansant Bank in Tupelo recently made several staff changes and promotions:

Jason Beasley has been promoted to Senior Vice President/Corporate Relationship Officer.

Beasley has been with Renasant Bank since 1993 and serves in the position of Senior Corporate Lender in Tupelo’s Corporate Banking Division.

He attended Mississippi State University, graduating with a BBA in banking and finance. He also attended the Southeastern School of Consumer Lending at Vanderbilt University, the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending at Vanderbilt University and the Mid South School of Banking at the University of Memphis.

Melanie Taylor

Melanie Taylor

Melanie Taylor has been promoted to Senior Vice President/Training Director.

She will continue to lead, manage and direct the Corporate Training Department and deliver training and development to over 2,000 employees in five states. Taylor has served on various committees including being an essential part of the Renasant merger and conversion team and has taught for the Mississippi Bankers Association and Alabama Bankers Association.

Louis Marascalco has been promoted to Senior Vice President/Director of Business Development.

Marascalco will be responsible for working with the Tupelo City Renasant Branches, while also working with Lee County relationship managers to develop new clients and grow existing client relationships. Marascalco has served in various roles with Renasant since starting in 2011.

Marascalco graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He also attended the Commercial Lending Academy at Christian Brothers University. He is a graduate from the Jim Ingram Community Leadership Institute and is currently enrolled in the Barrett School of Banking program.

Harris Rhea

Harris Rhea

Harris Rhea has been promoted to Vice President/Appraisal Specialist.

Rhea has been with the bank since 2010, serving in the position of Appraisal Specialist. He is responsible for appraisal compliance, appraisal review, and operations of the Appraisal Department.
Rhea attended the University of Mississippi, graduating with a B.B.A. with majors in Real Estate and Banking & Finance.

Justin Griffin has been promoted to Vice President Loan Review Officer.

Griffin has been with the bank since 2010, serving in the position of Loan Review Officer. He previously was an examiner for the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance. In his new role with the bank, Griffin will be responsible for continued monitoring of the loan portfolio and reviewing a variety of loans to ensure that bank lending policies and credit quality are maintained.

Griffin attended Mississippi State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also graduated with honors from the Paul W Barret, Jr. Graduate School of Banking.

Cinda Sexton

Cinda Sexton

Cinda Sexton has been promoted to Vice President/Treasury Management Specialist & Retail Coordinator.

Sexton has been with Renasant Bank since 2010 and is a Treasury Management Specialist and Retail Coordinator. She is responsible for handling the cash management needs of business clients as well as managing all retail operations for the Jackson area branches. Prior to relocating to the Jackson area, Cinda served in several positions in Renasant’s home market of Tupelo.

A native of Colorado, Cinda began her career in the financial services industry with Peak Card Services where she managed the BMW Bank relationship.

Paul Koury has been promoted to Vice President Consumer Relationship Manager.

Koury previously worked for 17 years in lending. In his new role at Renasant, Koury will be responsible for building relationships while managing a lending portfolio.

Koury attended Mississippi State University, graduating in Banking and Finance. He is also a graduate of the Ole Miss School of Banking.

Jack Stuart has been promoted to Vice President Commercial Relationship Officer.

Stuart has been with the bank since April 18 serving in the position of Commercial Lender. Jack comes to Renasant with a 13-year banking career half of which were spent as a commercial lender. In his new role with the bank, Stuart will be responsible for expanding relationships with existing Renasant clients and growing his commercial portfolio by bringing new clients to Renasant Bank.

Cathy Riley has been promoted to Officer/Compliance Administrative Support.

Riley has been with Renasant since 1984 serving in various capacities. Riley began her career with the bank as a teller and has worked in the Loan Review Department, the Credit Card Department, as well as managing the Compliance Review Department. She is currently serving as Compliance Administration Support. In her new role with the bank, Riley will be responsible for supporting the many team members working under the Compliance umbrella.

Riley attended ICC and is an honor graduate of The Mississippi School of Banking.

Tonya Leach

Tonya Leach

Tonya Leach has been promoted to Commercial Relationship Officer.

Leach has been with the Renasant since 2011, serving in the position of Credit Analyst, Branch Manager, consumer and small business lender. In her new role as a Commercial Relationship Officer, Leach will be responsible for building relationships with Renasant clients through managing a lending portfolio. She has 22 years of banking experience.

Leach attended Mississippi College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She also attended the Mississippi Bankers School at Ole Miss and will be attending The Graduate School of Banking at LSU this year.

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