Mary Childs, president and chief executive officer of The Peoples Bank, Ripley, has been elected Vice Chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association.
As Vice Chairman, Childs serves on the association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the 128-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 the bank deposits in the state.
Childs joined The Peoples Bank, Ripley, in 1990 and is president and chief executive officer. She has 36 years of experience in the financial services industry, with 26 years served at The Peoples Bank, Ripley, and prior to that, with Bank of Mississippi. Childs received her bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from Mississippi State University.
Childs previously was MBA Treasurer and served a three-year term on the MBA Board of Directors. She was also on the MBA Legislative Committee and chaired the Women in Banking Conference. She is president of the MBA Education Foundation.
Childs is on the MSU College of Business Executive Advisory Board, Create Foundation Board, Boys & Girls Clubs of North MS Board, and as a Tippah County 4-H Volunteer. She is Vice Chairman of the Health Care Foundation of North Mississippi Board and Treasurer of the Tippah County MSU Alumni Association. She has also served on the MSU Foundation Board and as past chairman of the Board of Trustees for Blue Mountain College.
Childs lives in Ripley with her husband, Cary.