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Mississippi Land Bank receives record distribution

By JULIA MILLER Mississippi Land Bank customers can look forward to receiving a record distribution of $3.5 million after a board of directors vote earlier this year. “We want our borrowers to feel like their part of our family,” Claire Pegram, Chief Financial Officer of Mississippi Land Bank, said. “We want them to have a trusted partner.” Mississippi Land Bank ...

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Dyess and Cockrell promoted at BankFirst Financial Services

La Donnia Dyess has been promoted to Loan Officer at BankFirst Financial Services in Louin. Her primary responsibilities will include serving existing consumer and commercial banking clients and developing new relationships with both personal and business customers. “We are very excited to have La Donnia serve in this new role,” said Doug Whittle, BankFirst Community President. “She brings a wealth ...

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Carter Naugher, Donnie Kisner join BNA Bank

R. Carter Naugher, a native of Pontotoc, has joined BNA Bank as President of its Lee County banking operations, and Donnie Kisner of Tupelo has joined the bank as Senior Vice President of Lee County. Naugher, a graduate of Mississippi State University, The Mississippi School of Banking at Ole Miss and Graduate School of Banking at LSU, has over 30 ...

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Renasant Bank’s Waycaster named honorary consul to Japan

The government of Japan recently appointed Mitch Waycaster to be the Honorary Consul of Japan in Tupelo. Waycaster, the president and chief operating officer of Renasant Bank, will serve a five-year term as honorary consul. In that role, Waycaster will assist the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville in promoting positive Japan-U.S. relations in Mississippi, according to the office of Deputy ...

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Lynn Phillips-Gaines ranked among Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CFP at Phillips Financial and financial advisor with Raymond James, was named to Forbes 2018 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors List. The list spotlights top-performing advisors across the United States who were nominated by their firms- and then researched, interviewed, and ranked in their respective states. In 2017, she was also ranked among Forbes Top 200 Women Wealth Advisors.

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Greenwich Associates again honors Hancock Whitney for industry excellence

A leading global brand known for benchmarking the best in the financial industry, Greenwich Associates has recognized Hancock and Whitney Bank as one of America’s strongest, safest banks, with a record 24 regional and national Greenwich Excellence Awards for small business and middle market banking. The awards for 2017 mark the most Greenwich Excellence Awards Hancock Whitney has earned in ...

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Combes named Renasant market president for Batesville

Josh Combes has been named market rresident at Renasant Bank in Batesville. In his new role with Renasant, Combes will be responsible for relationship building and assisting clients with their various needs. Combes attended the University of Mississippi, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from William Carey University. He ...

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Fisher joins Renasant as business development officer

Jay Fisher has joined Renasant Bank in Starkville as a business development officer. Prior to joining Renasant, he served 25 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Colonel with his last assignment as part of the leadership of Columbus Air Force Base. At Renasant, Fisher is responsible for continuing relationship building and fostering client success through direct contact and ...

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Keesler Federal Names Ben Donald as Pine Belt Regional Manager

Keesler Federal Credit Union has named Ben Donald as Regional Manager of Retail Operations for the Pine Belt Region. He will oversee all daily operations for the Hattiesburg and Petal markets. Donald will continue as branch manager at the Turtle Creek branch in Hattiesburg, in addition to his regional manager responsibilities. Donald is a graduate of the University of Southern ...

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Eric Miller promoted as new President of Planters Greenwood branch

Veteran banker Eric Miller has been named President of Planters Bank in Greenwood, replacing former President Jim Quinn. Miller joined Planters after earning his B.S. from the University of Alabama and his M.B.A. from Mississippi State University in 2002. He is also a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. ...

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