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BankFirst promotes 2

BankFirst Financial Services in Columbus recently made two promotions. William Corder is Columbus Community President and Douglas S. Whittle will be Community President for six offices in Newton, Scott and Jasper counties. Corder replaces the retiring Sam Henderson and will be responsible for business development and management of banking operations for all the Columbus locations. A native of Carrollton, Corder ...

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Freeman joins BankFirst

William (Bill) L. Freeman, Jr., has joined the Board of Directors of BankFirst Financial Services in Columbus. Freeman began his banking career at Newton County Bank in 1967 and was quickly promoted to a leadership role. He retired from the bank in 2008 as Senior Vice President and COO to serve a four-year term as Adjutant General of the Mississippi ...

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BankFirst moves corporate headquarters during 125th anniversary

COLUMBUS — In its 125th year, BankFirst Financial Services has moved its corporate headquarters to Main Street in Columbus. The bank’s operations center will remain in Macon. BankFirst president and CEO Moak Griffin said, “A home base that’s more centralized and accessible to most of our branches enhances our efficiency, enabling us to serve our patrons better.” BankFirst also welcomes ...

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BankFirst adds Corder

BankFirst Financial Services has hired William Corder as senior vice president and commercial lender in the bank’s Columbus office. Corder is a graduate of Mississippi State University, the ABA Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University and is currently attending the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He has 10 years of experience in the banking industry. Corder, ...

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Bryant picks retired banker Jerry Wilson as new banking commissioner

Retired banker Jerry Wilson of Columbus has been chosen by Gov. Phil Bryant to become Mississippi’s next banking commissioner. Wilson must be confirmed by the state Senate. He would serve a four-year term beginning July 1 as the head of the Department of Banking and Consumer Finance. The department regulates state-chartered banks, thrifts and credit unions, as well as loan ...

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BankFirst promotes Griffin and Gray

The board of directors of BankFirst Financial Services announces the promotion of Moak Griffin to executive vice president and CEO-elect and Mary Ann Gray to executive vice president and CFO. Griffin is a graduate of Mississippi State University, the Mississippi School of Banking, the ABA Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking. ...

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Henderson elevated to bank president

The board of directors of BankFirst Financial Services has announced the promotion of Sam Henderson to Community Bank president of Columbus. Henderson has been in banking since 1980 and has served as a senior commercial lender with BankFirst since 1994. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University, the Mississippi School of Banking, the Graduate Lending School of Oklahoma and ...

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