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Thornton joins Mike Rozier Construction Co. and Rozier Investments LLC

Robyn Thornton has joined Mike Rozier Construction Co. and Rozier Investments LLC as the group’s first ever chief financial officer. Prior to this role, Thornton was controller at Lott Enterprises, Inc. in Greenwood. A Carrollton native, Thornton joins to Mike Rozier Construction and Rozier Investments with over 15 years of financial services expertise. She holds a master’s degree in business ...

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Keesler Federal names Mathis branch manager

Keesler Federal Credit Union has named Heather Mathis as branch manager of the recently opened Flowood branch. Located at 389 Ridge Way in Lakeland Commons, the branch is the credit union’s first in Rankin County. Mathis will oversee branch operations which will include traditional lending and banking services. Mathis has worked extensively at both commercial banks and credit unions, and ...

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Jones transitions to Yalobusha County president

Renasant announced that Tommy Jones has transitioned from Grenada Market President to Yalobusha County Market President and North Central Mississippi Region Senior Vice President. Jones graduated from Mississippi State University in 1985. He later graduated from the Tennessee Commercial Lending School at Vanderbilt University, the Mississippi School of Banking at The University of Mississippi, and the Graduate School of Banking ...

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TODD SMITH — U.S. Trust, Merrill Lynch brands ride into sunset post Bank of America Merger

Two of the most iconic names in banking are galloping into the sunset! Recently, Bank of America said it will gradually retire the U.S. Trust brand to become the Bank of America Private Bank. The move is part of CEO Brian Moynihan’s “one-company” strategy to more closely align the bank’s various businesses and branding. The company will also no longer ...

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Bell promoted to Grenada market president

Renasant announced the promotion of Gene Bell to Grenada Market President. Bell joined Renasant in 2008 as Vice President for Grenada. Bell graduated from Delta State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and attended the Mississippi School of Banking at The University of Mississippi. “We are excited to have Gene move forward as Grenada Market President. He has ...

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BancorpSouth moving closer to $20B with two more mergers

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • BancorpSouth Bank is getting closer to becoming a $20 billion bank, announcing Wednesday it was expanding its presence in Texas and Florida. The Tupelo-based bank said it was acquiring Van Alstyne Financial Corp., the parent company of Texas Star Bank, and Summit Financial Enterprises Inc., the parent company of Summit Bank. The ...

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Jodi Penn Rives joins Argent Financial Group

Argent Financial Group announced that Jodi Penn Rives has joined the company as a business development officer for Shreveport, Louisiana and Oxford. She will report to Chief Development Officer J. Aaron Jack. Rives will be responsible for new client outreach and strengthening current customer relationships. A native of Shreveport, Rives has spent the past 24 years in numerous leadership roles ...

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Castle & Cooke Mortgage opens Batesville Location

Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC, one of the nation’s leading independent mortgage lenders with locations across the United States, has opened a new office in Batesville. This is its third branch to open in Mississippi and will be led by Katy White, branch manager. White has been a loan officer in the business for over three years. In her free ...

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Great Southern Bank announces promotions

Great Southern Bank announces the promotions of Chris H. Odom to president of the Waynesboro Office, Joann Walker to senior vice-president and personnel officer, Rebecca C. Campbell to senior vice-president, Lisa Dearman to vice-president and Mildred C. Smith to vice-president according to Jeff McCoy, president and CEO. Odom, a native of Waynesboro, is a graduate of Wayne Academy and earned ...

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