Peoples Bank announced that Linda Lowe has been named SBA Credit Officer, Rhonda Welch named Assistant Vice President and Ashley Wester has been promoted to Marketing Officer.
Lowe joined Peoples Bank in 2014 and has served in the bank’s Small Business Administration loan department for the past five years, serving as an SBA Lending Specialist. Prior to that assignment, Lowe served as a Computer Programmer and Analyst.
Lowe earned her degrees from Co-Lin and the University of Southern Mississippi. In her current capacity, she stays abreast of SBA policies and procedures while originating loans, reviewing credit and providing analysis while auditing the quality of SBA loans.
She and her husband Philip are parents to Lindsey Lowe Easter (Trey) and Jacob Lowe. They are proud grandparents to Emma and Presley Easter.
Welch joined Peoples Bank in 1998. During her 21-year tenure at the bank, she has served as a Teller, Customer Service Representative, Branch Manager, Loan Officer and Mortgage Loan Officer. She completed studies at the Ole Miss School of Banking in 2006 and, in 2013, the Southeastern School of Consumer Credit.
She is active with the Friends of Mendenhall Library. She has one son, Jeffie and one daughter, Jessica, along with son-in-law Sam Maddox. She also treasures two grandchildren and is anticipating the arrival of her third grandchild.
Wester has been an important part of the bank since joining in 2010. Prior to being named Marketing Officer, she served as a Graphic Designer and Social Media Coordinator. She earned her Associate’s degree in Graphic Design from Hinds Community College in 2005 and subsequently studied Business Administration at Belhaven University.
Wester is active in the Mendenhall Chamber of Commerce, the Mendenhall Community Club and First Baptist Church. She completed the Simpson County Leadership Program and has chaired the Flowood Young Professionals Committee, having been awarded the 2009 Flowood Young Professional of the Year.
She and her husband, Brock, have two children: Colton and Cora Beth.
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