Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Bankers Association’

Trustmark, Hancock head lengthy list of state’s 5-star banks in Mississippi

More than half of the banks based in Mississippi — including two of its largest, Hancock and Trustmark — received five-star ratings in the latest assessments from Bauer Financial. The five stars signify “superior” performance and are the highest grade awarded by the independent financial analysis and reporting agency based in Coral Gables, Fla. Consistently […] [...]

Fellows comes to association

Gordon Fellows has joined the Mississippi Bankers Association staff as vice president, government relations. His duties will include representing the association at the State Capitol, coordinating lobbying efforts and managing association events. Fellows joins the association after working in the furniture industry for six years, three of which were spent in China. A native of […] [...]

New MBA chairman says banking healthy in Mississippi

by Published: August 12,2012

Tags: banking, Mississippi Bankers Association, Peoples Bank

Admittedly an optimistic person, Greg Taylor would have positive feelings about banking in Mississippi regardless. As the new chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association, he will lead and represent the organization for the next year. He’s chairman, president and CEO of Merchants and Farmers Bancorp, Inc. of Holly Springs and has previously served the MBA […] [...]

Sims earns promotion

Tony Sims has been promoted to senior vice president and director of marketing for Community Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Community Banks. Active in the banking community, Sims serves on the Communications Council for the Mississippi Bankers Association and as a County Chairman for Mississippi Young Bankers. He is also a member of the […] [...]

BankPlus promotes Kinard

BankPlus has promoted Dawn Kinard to bank officer and branch manager of the Dogwood Promenade office. Kinard has over 16 years of experience in the banking industry and has been with BankPlus for three years. A native of Sturgis, Kinard is a member of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce where she has served as a […] [...]

Choose your Mississippi jobs forecast – strong and weak growth are options

SANDESTIN, Fla. — Expect Mississippi to show healthy job growth through 2016, IHS Global Insight says in a report cited by an FDIC economic researcher and presented at the Mississippi Bankers Association convention. Gary Beasley, regional manager of the FDIC’s Division of Insurance & Research, said the forecast by the global information company put Mississippi […] [...]

Pressure intensifies banker conflict

Examiners are frustrated by second-guessing from their supervisors and no longer see the upside in granting the benefit of the doubt, said David Kemp, president of Bankers Management. SANDESTIN, Fla. – Expect that harder edge you’ve noticed in your banking examiner to harden even further over the next two to three years. That’s the dose […] [...]

Analysts: Financial job levels ‘even at best’

by Published: January 23,2011

Tags: Ken Cyree, MBJ Focus, Mississippi Bankers Association

Employment in the banking and investment banking industries has not been affected too adversely by the downward spiral of the economy, say some analysts. At best, it has been level, says Ken Cyree, the Frank R. Day/Mississippi Bankers Association chair of banking at the University of Mississippi. “Despite the economy and massive layoffs in other […] [...]

MBA seats new board members

Banker Joel C. Clements of Waynesboro has been elected chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association for 2010-2011. Clements is chairman of the board, president and CEO of Waynesboro-based First State Bank. Carl J. Chaney of Gulfport was elected vice chairman. He is president and CEO of Gulfport-based Hancock Bank. The association’s new treasurer is H. […] [...]

Q&A: McKinley “Mac” Deaver, President, Mississippi Bankers Assoc.

Giving banks a voice Deaver, MBA helping industry meet challenges With its roots tracing back to the late 1880s, the Mississippi Banking Association serves as the banking industry advocate in the Magnolia State while offering education, products and services to its membership.  McKinley “Mac” Deaver recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal’s Nash Nunnery […] [...]

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