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Community Bank promotes 3 in coast region

Bobbie Lynn Tillman was named Vice President, Keith A. Williams, Jr. was named Vice President and Lori Lansford was named Branch Operations Officer. Lori Lansford A native of Pass Christian, Tillman recently served as Assistant Vice President, she has been in banking for eleven years and a total of seventeen years in finance. In her new role, Tillman will continue ...

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Leard takes top position with Regions in Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Robert Leard Robert Leard has taken the reins of Regions Bank’s operations in metro Jackson. Birmingham-based Regions’ assets stand at $125 billion and it has 1,500 offices across the South, Midwest and Texas. It has 34 branches in the Jackson area banking market (Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Copiah and Yazoo counties) and 126 statewide. Regions does not reveal ...

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Renasant gets approval for Brand Group merger

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – Renasant Corp. has received approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to complete its proposed merger of Brand Group Holdings Inc. Renasant Corp., the parent of Renasant Bank, announced in March its plans to acquire Brand in a deal valued at about $452.9 million in cash and stock. The merger, expected to ...

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Gilliland named Renasant vice president and corporate relationship officer in Tupelo

Renasant Bank recently promoted David Gilliland to Vice President and Corporate Relationship Officer in Tupelo. Gilliland joined Renasant in 2015, having previously served as Assistant Vice President and Commercial Relationship Officer. Gilliland is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science degree. Gilliland contributes to his community through organizations such as ...

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Rivertrust Federal Credit Union recognized for advocacy efforts

Rivertrust Federal Credit Union in Pearl was recently honored with an Advocacy Award, which recognizes credit unions for efforts to protect, strengthen and expand credit unions and improve the lives of members. Rivertrust FCU was recognized for their achievement at the Mississippi Credit Union Association Annual Meeting and Convention, recently held in Biloxi, Mississippi. Rivertrust President and CEO Kevin Long ...

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Glover, Petro and Luke elected to Mississippi Young Bankers

Bob Glover of The Peoples Bank, Ripley, has been elected to serve as President; Marc Petro, Community Bank of Mississippi, Ridgeland, has been elected to serve as Vice President and Zach Luke has been elected to serve as Treasurer of Mississippi Young Bankers (MYB), a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association (MBA). Since 1950, Mississippi Young Bankers has been active ...

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Guess joins Texas Capital Bank group in Gulfport

Russ Guess recently joined Texas Capital Bank as a Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager for the Financial Institutions Group in Gulfport, which covers the southeastern United States. Guess has many years of experience both as a commercial and correspondent banker. In this role, he will work with financial institutions by providing liquidity management and balance sheet solutions. Guess earned his ...

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Robert Gooden inducted into the Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame

Rivertrust Federal Credit Union Director Robert Gooden has been inducted into the Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame. Created in 1993, the Mississippi Credit Union Hall of Fame is the state’s highest credit union honor, recognizing individuals that have devoted their life to the philosophy and success of credit unions at the local, state or national level. Robert Gooden began ...

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Renasant customers get new quick payment app

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Waiting for money to show up in your account – or a merchant’s account – doesn’t always have to take a few days. Digital P2P, or Peer-to-Peer, payment systems like PayPal, Venmo and Square aren’t new, but the transfer of money isn’t instantaneous. But a new system, Zelle, promises to have the exchange done ...

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