Renasant elects leaders
by MBJ Staff
Published: August 14,2011
Jason Beasley has been elected first vice president and commercial lender for Tupelo. Beasley has been with the bank since 1993, and is currently serving in the position of commercial lender in the corporate lending office in Tupelo.
Beasley 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.
Beasley contributes to his community through organizations such as the board of directors of Regional Rehabilitation Center, Tupelo’s Citizens Drainage Task Force, Ducks Unlimited in Mississippi (state treasurer) and the Tupelo Youth Soccer Association.
He and his wife, Carolyn, have two children, Meredith (13) and Morgan (10).
Mieko Kikuchi has been elected banking officer and relationship manager – Japanese liaison. Kikuchi has been with the bank since 2008, serving in the position of Japanese liaison/relationship manager. Prior to joining Renasant, Kikuchi worked for an auto manufacturing supplier in Central Mississippi.
Kikuchi attended Taisho University in Tokyo, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in science and sociology. She then attended the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master of arts, teaching of language.
Kikuchi contributes to her community by working with the CDF, Tupelo Public School District and the Japan-America Society of Mississippi.
She and her husband, Thom, are expecting their first child.
Kandye Bailey has been elected vice president and call center manager. Bailey has been with the bank since 1977, serving in the position of call center manager. Bailey attended Northeast Mississippi Community College.
Jon Alexander has been elected vice president – Amory Main Branch. Alexander has served at Renasant Bank for nine years. He currently serves as branch manager and lending officer for the Amory Main Branch.
Alexander graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in public administration. He is also a graduate of the Mid South School of Banking and the Barret School of Banking and Commercial Lending Academy.
Alexander serves his community as a member and former president of the Amory Rotary Club, as a member of the United Way of Monroe County Allocations Committee, as past president of the Amory Youth Sports Parents Association and a member of the Amory Main Street Promotions Committee. He currently serves as vice president of the Amory Panther soccer booster club.
Alexander and his wife, the former Amy Bunch, reside in Amory with their son, Will.
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