Hancock CEO Tapped for Federal Reserve Board

December 23, 2011

Business

Hancock Holding Company president and CEO Carl J. Chaney has been appointed to the board of directors for the New Orleans office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, according to a morning news release.

The three-year term is effective January 1.

The board of directors will provide economic information from their region to the district bank president and other offices who use it to formulate monetary policy and make discount rate recommendations.

T. Lee Robinson Jr., president of Mobile, Ala. based Overseas Hardwoods Company Inc. was reappointed to the board.

Chaney has led Hancock in his current position since 2006 after serving three years as chief financial officer. Hancock Holding Company is the parent company of Hancock Bank in Gulfport and Whitney Bank in New Orleans.

Chaney is a member of the board of directors of the Mississippi Power Company and serves as chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association. He is also treasurer of the board of directors of the Mississippi Economic Council and a member of the executive committee of the Gulf Coast Business Council.

Formally the chairman of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Chaney is an instructor and course coordinator in the bank regulatory law course at the LSU Graduate School of Banking in Baton Rouge, the Alabama Banking School, and the Mississippi School of Banking.

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