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George Marx seeking lighter regulatory load for Mississippi banks as MBA chief

Mississippi’s banks withstood the blows of the last decade’s national banking crisis far better than many of their counterparts across the country. But it’s unclear how well they will withstand the regulatory consequences of the crisis. Career banker George Marx is trying to make sense of it all has he begins his year as chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association. ...

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Ex-State Sen. John Ed Lee dies at 86

BRANDON — Former State Sen. John Ed Lee of Brandon, a businessman who served two terms in the state Senate including four years as chairman of the Highways Committee, has died at the age of 86. Officials at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon say Lee died Monday. Other details were not released. Services are at 2 p.m. tomorrow ...

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End of an era — Patterson retiring from BancorpSouth board

One of Mississippi’s iconic bankers is finally calling it quits after more than 40 years of service. Aubrey Patterson, chairman of the board of directors of BancorpSouth Inc. will retire upon the expiration of his current term. Patterson will serve as a chairman emeritus following the expiration of his term. Patterson served BancorpSouth as president and COO from 1983 to ...

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Leonard retiring in January as Entergy chairman/CEO

NEW ORLEANS — J. Wayne Leonard will retire Jan. 31 as chairman and CEO of Entergy Corp. The corporation also announced yesterday that Leo Denault, currently executive vice president and CFO, would succeed Leonard. Andrew Marsh, currently vice president for system planning, will succeed Denault. Also retiring is Entergy Wholesale Commodities president Richard Smith. William Mohl, currently chairman, president and ...

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Trustmark hires Grafton as independent board chairman

JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation, and its subsidiary, Trustmark National Bank, announced that Daniel A. “Dan” Grafton has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Trustmark and the bank. Grafton has been a member of Trustmark’s board since 2007 and of the bank’s board of since 2006. He retired, in 2007, as president of L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, a ...

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