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Priority One makes changes

Ray Palmer

Kory Moore

PriorityOne Bank recently announced two administrative level changes:

Ray Palmer has been named the new Senior Vice President for its Hattiesburg market.

Palmer has 29 years of banking experience. Before joining PriorityOne, he held leadership and senior management positions with BancorpSouth in Laurel and Gulfport; Colonial Bank and SouthTrust Bank in Mobile, Ala.; and Victory Bank and Trust Company, NationsBank of Tennessee and Community Bank of Germantown in the Memphis area.

Palmer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance from Mississippi State University. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s National Commercial Lending School and a graduate of the Tennessee Bankers Association’s Tennessee Commercial Lending School and Tennessee Consumer Credit School.

Palmer has held many leadership roles, including the Laurel Main Street Board, 100 Club of Jones County Board, past president of United Way of the Pine Belt Board, past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Laurel Rotary Club, president of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association (Jones County), Heart Walk Chairman (Jones County), and completed leadership programs with Leadership Mississippi, Leadership Jones County and Leadership Mobile.

Palmer and his wife, Laura, have two daughters, Katie and Allison.

Kory Moore has been named the new Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer for its Hattiesburg market.

Moore has earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He previously was associated with Wells Fargo and Keesler Federal Credit Union. He also currently serves as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Mississippi Air National Guard.

Moore is a member of the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg, Area Development Partnership and Pine Belt Young Professionals. He is a member, Sunday School teacher and trustee of Hope Church.

Moore and his wife, Nicole, live in Hattiesburg.


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