Dennis Ammann, President and CEO at Peoples Bank, announced two staffing changes.
Christopher Dunn has been promoted to Senior Vice President. He will assume positions on both the Loan and Management Committees.
Dunn attended Co-Lin Community College where he earned an Associates of Arts degree in Business Administration and then attended the University of Southern Mississippi to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics. He is a 2005 graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking, conducted at the University of Mississippi. In 2012, Dunn earned a Master of Business Administration degree from William Carey University. He also completed studies at the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending, held at Vanderbilt University; and the Graduate School of Banking, conducted at Louisiana State University. In 2013, he completed the National Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University.
In 2009, Dunn was named to the Top 40 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal and in 2012 was an inductee to the Co-Lin Sports Hall of Fame. He has also been active as a member of the Magee Chamber of Commerce, as Co-Chairman of the Future Leaders of Simpson County, the Co-Lin Board of Trustees and as President of the Simpson County Academy School Board.
Chris and his wife, Morgan, reside in Magee with their three children; Sawyer, Ava and Wyn.
John Blanton is joining the bank in its Richland Office, where he will serve as Vice President and Lending Officer.
Blanton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama in 1997, where he was distinguished as both a Dean’s List and Presidental Scholar recipient. In 1998, he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University, also earning Business Honorary status.
He began his banking career in 1998 with AmSouth Bank in Jackson. In 2001 he joined First Commercial Bank in Jackson, where he served as a Credit Analyst. Most recently, he has served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for First Commercial Bank.
The Florence resident has been active in the community, serving as a coach and past Board President of Florence Youth Baseball, and as past President of the Mid-Mississippi Risk Management Association.
Blanton and his wife, Alison, have two children, Zach and Avery. They are members of First Baptist Church in Florence.
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