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2 elected to MBA board

Eddie Hammond

Eddie Hammond

Mark Tapp

Mark Tapp

Eddie Hammond of Winona and Mark Tapp of Booneville have been elected to three-year terms on the Mississippi Bankers Association Board of Directors.

Hammond will represent his region of the state on the Board, which governs the 127-year-old association. MBA’s membership includes commercial banks and savings institutions operating in Mississippi, and the association’s members hold over 95 percent of bank deposits in the state.

Hammond is president of the Bank of Winona. He has 29 years of banking experience with the last 24 years at the Bank of Winona. Hammond received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Hammond previously served on the MBA’s Legislative Committee. Hammond is a past president of the Winona Rotary Club and an active member of First Baptist Church. He also is the voice of Winona High School athletics through radio play-by-play.

Hammond and his wife, Gay, have been married for 34 years. They have two children and one grandson.

Tapp will represent his region of the state on the Board. He serves as executive vice president of Farmers and Merchants Bank, Baldwyn. He has 32 years of banking experience with the last 24 years at Farmers and Merchants Bank. Tapp is a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking, Tennessee Commercial Lending School, Graduate School of Banking at LSU and the Executive Banking Institute in Austin, TX.

Tapp previously served on the MBA’s Nominating Committee. Active in his community, Tapp is vice president and incoming president of the Prentiss County Development Association. He is past president and current member of the Booneville Rotary Club and on the advisory committee for the Yocona Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Tapp is a member of Booneville First United Methodist Church where he serves as a Sunday school teacher and is on the S/PPRC committee.

Tapp and his wife, Lana, have two children and four grandchildren.

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