Renasant has announced the promotion of Mieko Kikuchi to Assistant Vice President – Japanese Liaison, and the recognition of being awarded the Foreign Minister’s Certificate of Commendation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Kikuchi was recently presented an honorary certificate by the Board of Directors of Renasant Corporation and Renasant Bank to recognize this well-deserved honor.
“It is a pleasure for me to announce Mieko’s promotion, and to recognize her for her untiring efforts to be a great ambassador for Renasant. She has recently received commendations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Mississippi Development Authority, and the City of Tupelo for her achievements in promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the U. S., Mississippi and the Tupelo community,” says Terry Bullard, Director of Asset Management, Senior Vice President.
Kikuchi received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Taisho University in Tokyo, Japan and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She also received a Masters of Art Teaching Languages from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Kikuchi volunteers for several local and regional event committees including the North Mississippi Cherry Blossom Festival, Tupelo’s Celebration of Cultures, and the Memphis Japan Festival. She currently acts as board member for the Japan-America Society of Mississippi, the Gumtree Museum of Art, and the Tupelo Public School District.
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