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Wes Rouse joins The First, as Senior Vice President

Wes Rouse

Wes Rouse, CCIM, recently joined The First, A National Banking Association, as Senior Vice President.

Rouse comes to The First after having served in leadership and executive positions in the Hattiesburg banking community for the past eighteen years.

Rouse attended the University of Southern Mississippi graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration. He also is a graduate of the Wealth Management for Private Bankers from the Cannon Financial Institute and the LSU Graduate School of Banking. In 2010 he obtained his Certified Commercial Investment Member Designation (CCIM). The CCIM designation signifies his expertise in commercial real-estate property investment and transactions.

Rouse has provided leadership to the Hattiesburg community through his service on a number of boards and committees, such as Chamber of Commerce Division Chair for the Area Development Partnership, board member of the Hattiesburg One Hundred and the ADP Leadership Pine Belt Steering Committee. He has also served as a member of the Hattiesburg Public School District Education Foundation Board, the United Way Board and the Salvation Army Advisory Board. In 2017-2018 Rouse served as Mississippi Young Bankers, President and currently sits on their executive council.

Rouse has been a participant in the Leader’s for a New Century in 2002, Leadership Gulf Coast in 2005, Leadership Mississippi in 2011 and was awarded “Top 40 Under 40” by the MS Business Journal in 2011 and “Top 20 Under 40” by the Hattiesburg American in 2015. He is married to Traci Rouse and has a daughter named Rebecca.


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