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Bank taps Watts

Biloxi native Bobby Watts, DMD, has accepted an appointment to Hancock Bank’s Biloxi area market board. An accomplished oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Watts is the managing partner of Gulf Coast Oral and Facial Surgery. Watts attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and the University of Southern Mississippi. He is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, earned ...

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Ross King Walker Insurance takes Hancock name

Hancock Bank has renamed insurance agency subsidiary Ross King Walker as Hancock Insurance Agency. Hancock Bank acquired the 103-year-old Ross King Walker (RKW) in 2004. RKW retained its name as a division of Hancock Insurance Agency, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hancock Bank. RKW executives said the decision to rename RKW as Hancock Insurance Agency reflects the agency’s association with ...

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if they should find somewhere else ...

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Hancock names managers

Jesse Allen has been named manager of Hancock Bank’s Market Street branch in Pascagoula. A native of Pascagoula, Allen has served as a financial services associate at several coastal Hancock Bank branches, and was branch manager of Harrison Finance. He completed the Mississippi Insurance certification course, and has six years experience in the financial services industry. He is a graduate ...

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Mississippi bankers get new chair, association board members

Hancock Bank President & CEO Carl J. Chaney has a busy year ahead heading up a large bank acquisition and chairing the Mississippi Bankers Association. He will be guiding his Gulf Port regional bank’s takeover of New Orleans-based Whitney Bank Holding Co. and leading his fellow Mississippi bankers in setting the banking association’s policy and strategies during a time of ...

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Daley joins Hancock Bank

Gulfport resident Lamar Daley has joined Hancock Bank as an assistant vice president and small business specialist. Daley is headquartered in Hancock Bank’s Crossroads branch in Gulfport. As a Hancock Bank small business specialist, Daley will provide expertise in banking and financial services. The Collins native is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and has previous Gulf Coast banking experience ...

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FROM BEAUTIFUL BOVINA TO BIG BANKING

Despite being the top executive of one of Mississippi’s oldest and most successful financial institutions, Carl Chaney never forgets where he came from and the people who helped him along the way. Now the president and CEO of Hancock Holding Co. and Hancock Bank, the upbeat Chaney grew up on a cattle ranch in Bovina, a tiny hamlet just off ...

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Family tradition

Schloegel follows in family footsteps with banking career As an up and coming young banker, Michael Schloegel is following a family tradition. In banking 12 years, the 35 year old currently serves as a vice president and member of the commercial lending team at Hancock Bank’s corporate headquarters in Gulfport. “I grew up at Hancock Bank. Some of my earliest ...

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Hancock ceding La., Texas operations to Whitney in proposed merger plan

Each bank will maintain its brand in core markets Gulfport is unlikely to see job losses with Hancock Bank’s acquisition of regional competitor Whitney National Bank, though consolidation of back office operations in Louisiana is expected to bring layoffs of some Whitney workers. Hancock president and CEO Carl Chaney said Hancock will maintain its corporate headquarters in Gulfport but New ...

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